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Ms. Spillane from Staten Island NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stocking Up School Supplies for September

My students need pens, Clorox wipes, tissues, Post-It notes, correction fluid and fasteners to begin the year on the right foot. Although these are basic supplies, as a NYC DOE teacher, they are luxuries to us, especially the pens.

  • $376 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2018.

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My Students

Students who attend our school are a mixture of different economic and cultural backgrounds. We are a Title I school with over 75% entitled to free lunch. We have an Honors Program which is designed to challenge our students to achieve beyond the expectations of their socio-economic backgrounds, of which I have three classes (100 students in all). Our school also has a large population of students whose families are either undocumented or are new to this country through the Lottery Visa program.

As I believe that my students should not be defined by their scores, backgrounds, or finances, please know that these students are eager to learn and are living proof the American Dream is alive in well.

These students work hard and have proven to take pride in ownership of their work.

My Project

Although these are basic school supplies (pens, folders, tissues, Clorox wipes), they are luxuries to me and my future students. One of the biggest struggles I encounter every year is to provide pens for my high school students. Although they are accustomed to writing in pencil, in order for them to be prepared for state exams, the SATs, and ACTs they must be comfortable writing with pens. Very often, students will not have pens on any given day. With this generous grant, I will be able to graciously give pens to students and not have to waste instructional time dealing with a "lending" system to ensure I can get the pens back. Furthermore, giving pens away to students who are in need will create a trusting and charitable environment in our classroom. In addition to having pens, keeping organized is another struggle my students face. Providing folders will help them with their classwork and keeping track of their assignments. As the school year progresses, it is important that we are able to keep our desktops graffiti-free in order to maintain order and focus within the classroom, which is why I requested the Lysol wipes. Lastly, providing tissue for sick students is another act of kindness that goes a long way toward creating a classroom community.

Ms. Spillane
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.99 6 $71.94
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-18CTCP) • Staples Advantage $29.99 2 $59.98
Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pens, Medium Point 0.7mm, Assorted Barrel, Assorted Ink, 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.99 3 $38.97
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (16699/13161) • Staples Advantage $6.49 6 $38.94
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 35 Wipes Each (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 4 $37.16
Oxford Twin-Pocket Fastener Folders, Assorted, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $30.39 1 $30.39
BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 3/Pk (WOFQD3) • Staples Advantage $7.29 1 $7.29

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