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Ms. Bilello from Floral Park NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Yet Mighty Supplies Needed!

My students need notebooks, paper, paper clips, write-out correction tape, notepads, etc. to start our school year successfully! Let's hit the ground running with everything we need and we'll be ready to learn!

  • $264 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of amazing kids who have goals and aspirations just like most children. However, many struggle with the barriers of poverty, language acquisition, special needs and parents working very long hours. Some of our children have emotional needs and are living in homeless shelter motels that have recently opened in our area.

My high-poverty students strive to succeed, but are limited by the lack of resources available in our small public school environment.

We're trying hard to change that dynamic! Many of my students dream of becoming science and technology leaders. We have some serious-minded, talented students I am certain will master challenges that I would have trouble hurdling.

My students are a constant amazement. I endeavor to support their dreams to the best of my abilities. My kids are the hardest working group of individuals I've been given the joy of educating!

My Project

Small but mighty, as you may have guessed, is a play on words to get the point across that sometimes it is the simplest of school supplies that hold a student back from being ready for learning starting the first day of school. My request is for simple necessities such as notebooks and pencils for students to write notes about what they learned that day in class. Students will also be able to refer to those notes in their notebooks and on their notepads in order to study for a test or to write up a project reflecting on what they’ve learned.

Some children come to school without these most basic supplies.

Having notebooks, notepads and pencils to give to students will eliminate any unnecessary anxiety for the child because they don’t have the school supplies they need for learning purposes.

Demonstrating their learning often involves creating colorful projects, which is where gel pens, markers, crayons, and sometimes wite-out correction fluid are necessary so that they can demonstrate their understanding creatively. Paper clips are necessary to hold their work together.

Thank you in advance for your consideration for my students.

Ms. Bilello
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tanmit 240 Gel Pens Set 120 Colored Gel Pen plus 120 Refills for Adults Coloring Books Drawing Art Markers (No Duplicates) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $20.62 1 $20.62
RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection, 152 Pieces, Art Set, Gift • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Mead Fashion Commodity Spiral Notebook, 1 Subject, Wide Ruled Paper, 70 Count, Design Will Vary ( 6 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, White, 10-Count • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Staples Jumbo Vinyl Coated Paper Clips, Smooth, 500/Tub • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Avery 24800 MARK A LOT Large Desk-Style Permanent Marker, Chisel Tip, Assorted (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils, 30 Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring, Gift • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Officemate Giant Paper Clips, Pack of 10 Boxes of 100 Clips Each (1,000 Clips Total) (99914) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
TOPS The Legal Pad Writing Pads, 5" x 8", Jr. Legal Rule, 50 Sheets, 12 Pack (7500) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Avery 08887 MARK A LOT Large Desk-Style Permanent Marker, Chisel Tip, Red (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Officemate PVC Free color Coated Paper Clips, 450 Per Tub Office Paper Clamp (97229) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Sharpie 37001 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
Carson Dellosa Positive Words Motivational Stickers (0625) • Amazon Business $2.22 1 $2.22

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