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Mrs. Surmeian from Pawtucket RI is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students new pencil sharpeners to go along with the backpacks and other back to school supplies we have already had donated.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

Our school is guided by our 4 PAWS: Be Polite! Be Prepared! Be Prompt! Be Productive! We are an urban, public elementary school serving approximately 360 students in grades kindergarten through grade 5. 100% of our students receive free lunch (CEP School), 20% of our students are English language learners, and even more come from dual language homes.

Celebrating the diverse cultures of our students and families is very important, and as a community school, we work to respect their traditions, and work to meet the needs of families and students before, during and after the school day.

My Project

We recently received a donation of backpacks and other school supplies to distribute to all students at our school. One thing that was missing were hand-held pencil sharpeners. This is a small, but necessary tool for students to be able to do their assignments at home. The pencil sharpeners will be added to the backpacks and distributed to all students during a drive back to school event scheduled prior to the start of school because all students besides pre- K, K, and special populations will be distance learning until at least December.

Mrs. Surmeian
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHARPENER OVAL PENCIL 2.12IN ASST ITA42850 $0.59 360 $212.40

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