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Mrs. Gauci from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Store It, Lock It, Keep Us Safe!

Help me give my students a locking cabinet to store our science materials, cleaning chemicals and supplies to protect us from potential harm.

  • $1,141 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic kids eager to learn. Over 90% of our students come from low-income households. A large percentage of our families meet the definition of homeless, living in garages or multiple families in one residence. My kids' parents are struggling to pay rent and get food on the table. And yet, our children still want to create, read, write, and learn!

My students worry about coming to school and staying safe; and yet, they still want to come to school to explore, learn and grow.

I am teaching online and trying to meet my students' needs emotionally, as well as academically, during this pandemic. I want them to be safe and stay healthy as they work hard to learn to read, learn to use technology, and at the same time, learn language arts, math, science and social studies.

My Project

This school year, in addition to the pandemic and distance learning, our district has combined schools to reduce expenses. My kindergarten class and I have been moved to another school to a classroom that is much smaller. It had a VHS tape player, TV and 2 shelves (at eye level) on one wall. Underneath is an "open wall space" that acts as a closet that is fully exposed to the children. I hung a large piece of fabric to cover my boxes to safeguard my kids. I would like to make this area a proper closet that the kids cannot access. I hope to make the classroom safe for my students. Now, with the pandemic, I have more chemicals, sprays and wipes than ever. I want to protect my kids.

A cabinet with locks to store our science and art supplies, cleaning agents, and classroom materials will keep my kids safe from potential harm.

These cabinets have wonderful storage and they lock! The cabinet can be easily disinfected and wiped clean. In addition, the daycare program will be using my classroom after school. I cannot protect our kids when I am not there. These lockers will help keep our kids safe. Thank you for considering my classroom for your donation.

Mrs. Gauci
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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AB243GR Kids Colors Locking Storage Cabinet Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $849.00 1 $849.00

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