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Ms. Osman from Van Nuys CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Library Remodeling

My students need motivational posters, frames, bulletin board paper and borders.

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I just inherited a school library whose previous librarian was there for 34 years!!!! I am the high school librarian for students in grades 9-12. The academic competencies of the students run the gamut from illiterate at-risk readers, through suitcases packed for Ivy League Colleges.

My predecessor had been in this library for 34 years, and in all that time, I don't think the posters have been changed. Moreover, the bulletin boards are not decorated or inviting. The library is a dingy, pedestrian ghost town and I want to change that and transform it into a buzzing literary metropolis.

I need some colorful posters and frames & some bulletin board paper and borders that my students and I can use to brighten up the library and encourage students to visit it. After all, what good is a school library if students don't venture inside of it or derive any sense of wonder when escorted there with their classes. Bill and Melinda Gates encourage high school teachers to write proposals that specify how their ideas will help students succeed in college---well, if students don't read, don't know how to use a library and the resources housed there, or don't know how to research, they won't achieve in college. Furthermore, if students don't visit their school libraries, they won't learn these skills. My proposal will help to encourage students to check out their high school library and only then can they possibly begin to learn these essential skills that will help them master the academic demands of college.

I hope you appreciate the vital importance of school libraries and are interested in helping me and my students conduct a preliminary remodeling so that we can attract students into the library in the very beginning of school. I want to motivate them to develop a library-going habit early to carry them through their next few years of high school.

Ms. Osman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 3000 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trend(R) Terrific Trimmer(R), 2 1/4 x 39, Rainbow • Office Depot Inc. $2.65 1 $2.65
PSTR TEEN RADCAB • Highsmith $5.24 1 $5.24
Poster Glue Dots® • School Specialty Inc. $13.12 1 $13.12
Classroom Charts - Study Skills Poster Set, 5-chart Pack • School Specialty Inc. $9.99 1 $9.99
Pacon(R) Fadeless(R) Art Paper Roll, 24 x 60, Black • Office Depot Inc. $7.20 1 $7.20
Carson-Dellosa Scalloped Border mdash; Leopard Print • Office Depot Inc. $2.84 1 $2.84
Scholastic Bulletin Board Border, Spring Flowers, 3 x 36 • Office Depot Inc. $3.79 1 $3.79
Scholastic Bulletin Board Border, Hot Rod Flames, 3 x 36 • Office Depot Inc. $3.79 1 $3.79
PSTR FRAM 16X20 IN BL • Highsmith $9.63 9 $86.67
PSTR SET MSTR THE ART OF RDNG • Highsmith $16.68 1 $16.68
PSTR FRAM 20X28 IN BL • Highsmith $13.50 3 $40.50

Materials cost

$192.47

Vendor shipping charges

$19.25

State sales tax

$13.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$238.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.24

Total project goal

$290.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.24

2 Donors

-$145.39

Donations toward project cost

-$119.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.17

match offer

-$144.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.07

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$0.00

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