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Mrs. Rigatti from Charleroi PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Safe Classrooms

My students need Baracuda Scissor Safety Locks for our classroom door hinges.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district and my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the daily challenges, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with a learning experience that is creative and meaningful. My students are highly motivated, active, and love hands-on learning.

They like to move and dance, they love to read, and LOVE lots of positive attention.

The majority of them are on a free/reduced lunch based on their socioeconomic status. From the moment they walk in I'm like their "school mom" and make sure that they are well-taken care of from having a snack to our school providing weekend food so they are not going hungry during that time. From the minute they walk in the door, I focus on providing them with a cohesive learning environment where they feel welcomed and loved. I may not be able to control on what happens at home, but I can control what happens during the school day. By doing this in a fun, entertaining, and positive way, I hope that I can instill a love of learning for a lifetime.

My Project

Due to recent events in our country, safety in schools has become a great concern. Our school is no exception. If a child does not feel safe in their environment, they cannot successfully learn.

Safety now has to become our number one priority before learning can occur.

Although our classroom doors do lock, The Barracuda Scissor Locks would enable us to further protect our staff and students by not allowing the hinges on our doors to open from the outside. It also allows the door to be secured from inside the classroom very quickly in an emergency situation. It is also a very inconspicuous device and will not draw attention to our classroom while in a lock down situation.

I am asking to purchase these locks for our entire second grade, hallway, and one music room in the second grade hallway. Many students and parents have been inquiring as to our emergency procedures to ensure their child's safety, and we would love to be able to be able to proudly say we have the most secure rooms for their children

Mrs. Rigatti
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK16288036T Intruder Defense System For Use With Mfr. No. DSO-1 DSI-1 36 Vertical Doors • Grainger $59.70 7 $417.90

Materials cost

$417.90

Vendor shipping charges

$41.79

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.52

Total project goal

$583.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.48

8 Donors

-$583.48

Donations toward project cost

-$495.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.52

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$0.00

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