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Dr. Lewis from Channelview TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEMtastic Year!

My students need luau materials, palm trees, grass skirts, tiki supplies and paper for our 5th-grade end of year party.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher and the K-5 Science Content Leader in a Title I elementary school, I often times notice that our students are not exposed to science outside of the classroom. Over seventy percent of our campus is on free or reduced-price lunch and often times, we have students who are not capable of even having their parents supply their own school supplies.

Our school is located in an area that was hit and affected by Hurricane Harvey, but our students are actively coming to school eager to learn.

In my classroom, I work hard to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable environment for learning and seek ways to make learning innovative. We have created a culture on our campus where our students actually look forward to the bus pulling up at their houses in the morning to bring them to school.

These kids will take advantage of any learning opportunity that is brought their way. Our motto at our campus is reach for the stars and our students do their best to reach beyond them.

My Project

Our 5th grade class is the FIRST class that started at our school since kinder. We are so excited and want to do something special for them so why not a luau!

We want our kids to know that after their experiences with Hurricane Harvey we love them and want to send them great vibes and wishes for the next school year.

We plan on keeping these supplies to use with the students next year as well and have an annual luau.

We want to give each student a lei to wear and use the decorations to decorate our gym. We also want to give each student drinks to put in the inflatable pools. We look forward to sending our students off with a bang!

The scene setters will be used as a photo booth station and decorations for the gym. The props will be used at the photo station as well. We will use the paper for our memory books. We will use the leis as a keepsake for the kids. We will use the drawstring totes to fill up with goodies for the kids to take with them when they leave the party. This party will be held on May 17, 2018, from 5-9pm. We want our title one kids to feel special and know that they can have nice events as well.

Dr. Lewis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tytroy 12 Tie-dyed Drawstring Tote Bags • Amazon Business $9.49 7 $66.43
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $16.82 3 $50.46
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $34.64 1 $34.64
Oojami Jumbo Party Bag ~ Tropical Hawaiian Luau Lei Styles (50 ct) ~ Party Favors • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Jointed Tiki Totem Pole Party Accessory (1/pkg) Pkg/3 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Amscan Sun-Sational Summer Luau Palm Trees Scene Setter Room Roll Decoration (1 Piece), Multi Color, 1.2m x 15.2m • Amazon Business $21.18 1 $21.18
Amscan Palm Tree Inflatable Cooler • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Multi Colored Hawaiian Luau Tropical Flower Lei Garland Party Decorations. Set Of 3 10' Hibiscus Flower Garlands a total of 30 Feet - 9 Meters. Hawaiian Luau Tropical Party Supplies. • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
UNOMOR Hawaiian Luau Table Party Decorations, Grass Table Skirt 106X30 Inches with Hawaiian Banner Decorations • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
KUUQA 88 Pcs 20cm/8" Tropical Palm Leaves and Silk Hibiscus Flowers Party Decor, Artificial Monstera Plant Leaves Flowers Hawaiian Luau Party Jungle Beach Theme BBQ Birthday Party Decorations Supplie • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Beistle 54073 Tiki Column, 12-Inch by 5-Feet 71/4-Inch • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
60pcs Luau Photo Booth Props - Hawaiian/Tropical/Tiki/Summer Pool Party Decorations Supplies • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Ocean & Beach Backdrop Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
BESTOMZ Hawaiian Decorations Hanging Swirls for Luau Party Favor- 30 Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Moon Boat Luau Party Supplies Cupcake Toppers Wrappers - Hawaiian Tropical Pool Decorations Favors - Flamingo/Pineapple/Coconut Palm • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hawaiian Summer Luau Beach Party Tiki Lounge Flowers and Lantern Garland Decoration, Paper, 10 Feet • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34

Materials cost

$371.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.92

Total project goal

$479.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.49

1 Donor

-$218.78

Donations toward project cost

-$205.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

match offer

-$237.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$202.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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