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Mr. Trautz from Pennsauken NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewarding Super Students Who Excel!

My students need a variety of prizes to include water bottles, chargers, t-shirts, and journals. They are ecstatic to receive any prize, and the sense of a spotlight they get for the day is one they look forward to all year.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am an English teacher. We in the school Renaissance program and School Climate Committee are working diligently to make great improvements to our school and community through focused academics, socio-political action, and a renewed focus on rewarding and highlighting those who overcome obstacles to succeed.

Every spring I, along with some other dedicated teachers and administrators, organize an award luncheon for "Super Students" at our school- those with at least a 4.0 GPA, with no latenesses, disciplinary referrals, or absences; they are truly the best we have, and many of them overcome a litany of difficulties to be that way.

Sadly these amazing young people are rarely the focus in a world that so routinely shifts its attention to problems rather than praising hard work and excellence.

My Project

Students honored as Super Students, having earned a 4.0 G.P.A. or higher with no disciplinary issues or excessive absences, would win these items at a special awards luncheon, including lifestyle objects such as backpacks, water bottles, journals, and desk sets, both to improve their academic lives and to reward their dedication to their schooling. These items help them to continue their excellence as students and young people, despite their adverse obstacles.

Cell phone chargers are added to the list to enable students, many of whom have no other ability to complete school work.

Water bottles and travel mugs accommodate students who spend a great deal of time traveling after school, and who only get a chance to eat at the school itself. Bow ties and fashion accessories are niceties that many students cannot afford for themselves, and these help greatly with self esteem, as do the Black Panther t-shirts listed. Wreck this Journal, a fill out journal, allows students to express themselves and improve their self esteem and mental awareness.

Mr. Trautz
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safesound Personal Alarm Keychain, Trippix 130dB Siren Song Personal Safety Alarms for Women Self Defense, Portable Personal Security Alarms with Flashlight for Kids Batteries Included - Silver • Amazon Business $8.39 4 $33.56
Arturotech power bank for extra power for long trips - A 20000mah 3 port usb cell phone portable charger for iPhone Samsung iPad android devices and more • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Superbpag Wire Metal 3 in 1 Desk Organizer Set- Letter Sorter, Pencil Holder and 1 Vertical Desk File Organizer • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Drawstring Sports Backpack Lightweight Gym Yoga Sackpack Shoulder Rucksack for Men and Women-Dark Grey • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle, Light Powder Blue • Amazon Business $19.37 1 $19.37
adidas Diablo Small Duffel Limited Edition Colors- Exclusive (Clear Grey / Onix • Amazon Business $19.10 1 $19.10
MIRA 17 Oz Vacuum Insulated Travel Water Bottle | Leak-proof Double Walled Stainless Steel Cola Shape Portable Water Bottle | No Sweating, Keeps Your Drink Hot & Cold | 500 ml Teal Granite • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Decrum Mens Black Panther Tee Shirts Superhero Short Sleeve Compression T-Shirt | Mask & Necklace, L • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Womens Marvel Black Panther Shirts Superhero Short Sleeve Crewneck Tee | Mask & Necklace, M • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Funko POP! Marvel: Black Panther Movie - Black Panther (Styles May Vary) Collectible Figure • Amazon Business $8.37 2 $16.74
Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed. • Amazon Business $8.09 2 $16.18
Decision Maker Metal Ball,Office Decompression Toy Ball,Prophecy Fate Decision Ball Desktop Decoration Random Color • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Portable Fan, Dizaul mini usb rechargeable fan with 2600mAh Power Bank and Flash light,for Traveling,Fishing,Camping,Hiking,Backpacking,BBQ,Baby Stroller,Picnic,Biking,Boating (Black) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bundle Monster 3pc Mens Fashion Adjustable Length Self Tied Necktie Bow Ties - Classy Lad • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy-Clean Lid, 16oz, Black • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
MHJY Mermaid Bag Sequin Drawstring Backpack Dancing Bag Fashion Dance Bag Sequin Backpack Flip Sequin Bling Hiking Bags(Champagne/Silvery) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Chicken Rooster Plush Mask Hat by Jacobson Hat Company • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
DRESHOW Silk Headbands Vintage Elastic Printed Head Wrap Stretchy Elastic Hairband Twisted Cute Hair Accessories,4 Pack (Pink Black Blue Green) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
LED Gloves, Vitalismo Finger Lights Toys with Lights 3 Colorful 6 Modes Rave Gloves For Party • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Lystaii LED Light Waterproof Shoelaces Shoestring Battery Powered Flash Lighting the Night for Party Hip-hop Dancing Skating Running Cosplay Decoration Running Valentine's Day Gift(RGB Colorful) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Contigo SnapSeal Byron Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20oz, Gunmetal • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$363.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.37

Total project goal

$469.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.12

1 Donor

-$469.12

Donations toward project cost

-$398.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.37

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$0.00

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