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Mr. Szymanski from Chicago IL is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Diverse Learners

Help me give my students the supplies they need in a classroom to learn. Many of my students do not have basic school supplies and will need replenishments throughout the year.

  • $2,498 goal

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My Students

I am in a newly staffed position where my students have not had a consistent teacher for over a year.

My students are all very capable and wonderful kids.

I am a special education teacher in a high needs, low income school in Chicago. The students do not have much regarding supplies and resources and much is needed to get this new classroom off the ground. Because the position is new, resources are limited and funding low, your help will created a welcoming home for students who have the most difficulties learning, enjoy school.

Because of Covid-19, we will be remote learning to start the year. Even when we re-enter the building, my students have been in homes where Covid-19 affected their families. Parents were sick, lost jobs and do not have money for basic school supplies. My students will need basic fundamental supplies in order to participate in learning this year.

My Project

My project will support students from an area in Little Village, Chicago that was hit terribly hard during the pandemic. Many families do not have the funds at the moment to purchase school supplies for their children. These materials will be used in our daily classroom both at home and remotely.

Diverse learners need things like paper, books, highlighters, folders, paper and resources such as folders to help keep them organized.

By supporting this grant, you will be giving direct support to the students who already have obstacles in front of them before they even open a book and enter class.

Mr. Szymanski
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ICEBERG Portable Flip Chart Easel, 73", Charcoal Steel (30227) • Staples Advantage $258.99 1 $258.99
Expo Dry Erase Marker, Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 36/Pack (1921061) • Staples Advantage $43.25 5 $216.25
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White, 8/Pack (559-VAD-8PK) • Staples Advantage $180.99 1 $180.99
Oxford 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Assorted Colors, 25/Box (OXF 57513) • Staples Advantage $17.99 10 $179.90
Sharpie Liquid Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 10/Pack (24415PP) • Staples Advantage $10.29 12 $123.48
Staples 3-Hole Punch, 30 Sheet Capacity, White (37959) • Staples Advantage $115.99 1 $115.99
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Ink, 8/Pack (1927524) • Staples Advantage $9.76 10 $97.60
Staples Copy Paper, 8.5" x 11", 20 lbs., White, 5000 Sheets/Carton (324791) • Staples Advantage $48.79 2 $97.58
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 200/Carton (58-8200) • Staples Advantage $71.43 1 $71.43
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 4", Rio de Janeiro Collection, Lined, 90 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (675-6SSUC) • Staples Advantage $11.04 6 $66.24
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 24/Pack (1978998) • Staples Advantage $32.64 2 $65.28
Staples Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (10898-CC) • Staples Advantage $2.49 25 $62.25
TRU RED Composition Notebook, 7.5" x 9.75", Wide Ruled, 80 Sheets, Assorted Colors (TR55077) • Staples Advantage $2.91 20 $58.20
X-ACTO Teacher Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (1675/1675X) • Staples Advantage $51.49 1 $51.49
Elmer's All Purpose School Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.21 Oz., 8/Pack (E5003/E5004) • Staples Advantage $8.09 6 $48.54
Pacon Art Street 9" x 12" Construction Paper, Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets (P6555) • Staples Advantage $23.79 2 $47.58
Expo Neon Window Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Ink, 5/Pack (1752226) • Staples Advantage $9.36 5 $46.80
Staples Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Clear, 100/Box (31866) • Staples Advantage $19.65 2 $39.30
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $37.86 1 $37.86
Sargent Art Erasers, Pink, 36/Pack (36-1012) • Staples Advantage $9.39 4 $37.56
Staedtler Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, 144/Box (13247C144A) • Staples Advantage $16.48 2 $32.96
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 6" Canary Yellow, Lined, 90 Sheets/Pad, 5 Pads/Pack (660-5SSCY) • Staples Advantage $15.78 2 $31.56
Tru-Ray 12" x 18" Construction Paper, Assorted Colors, 50 Sheets (P103063) • Staples Advantage $5.49 4 $21.96
Elmer's School Glue, 4 Oz. (E304) • Staples Advantage $1.20 15 $18.00
Sharpie Flip Chart Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22480) • Staples Advantage $8.66 2 $17.32
TRU RED Wide Ruled Filler Paper, 8" x 10.5", White, 100 Sheets/Pack (TR23904) • Staples Advantage $1.63 8 $13.04
Staples Plastic Zipper Pouch, Assorted (45019-CC) • Staples Advantage $2.49 5 $12.45
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Heavyweight Construction Paper, White, 50/Pack (9207) • Staples Advantage $2.55 4 $10.20
Staples Erasers, Assorted Colors, Dozen (771352) • Staples Advantage $0.34 4 $1.36

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