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Mrs. DeMarino from Gulfport MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Back 2 School Goods

My students need the supplies listed to be prepared for class daily and to be successful in their academics. Pencils and a good pencil sharpener are necessary to make it through the school year!

  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Special Education teacher at River Oaks Elementary. I work at a Title I school in Gulfport, Mississippi. Most of my students receive free or reduced lunch, and come from diverse backgrounds. Many of my students have Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, or Emotional Behavioural Disorders. Although my students struggle in the general education setting, they are truly the most motivated learners.

I truly believe I teach the most incredible children!

My students love coming to school and love to learn! Many of my students receive the most love and support inside the classroom! I tell them everyday they are capable, smart, talented, and future leaders.

My Project

Many of the students at my school stop by my room daily to get a refill of supplies such as: paper, pencils, glue, and highlighters which to me is a blessing. These are tools we use everyday in the classroom! I work in an area where many students come to school with nothing. These supplies will help to restock my cabinet and help my students be successful. I strive hard to keep all my students with all the necessities they need ranging from Kleenex and pencils to rulers and binders.

I believe one of the easiest ways to build relationships with students is to simply, give them a pencil and start a conversation!

For me, as an educator, I always want all students to feel comfortable enough to come to me and ask for whatever they need. Having supplies on-hand, has helped me to be successful in building meaningful relationships with the students at River Oaks Elementary. Over the years I have been successful!

Mrs. DeMarino
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
Mead Five Star Wide Ruled Notebook Filler Paper, 10 1/2" x 8", 200 sheets/Pack • Quill.com $5.69 5 $28.45
Westcott Acrylic Ruler, 12", Jewel Colored, 1 Each • Quill.com $2.29 10 $22.90
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Quill.com $19.99 1 $19.99
Write & Wipe Place Value Answer Boards (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Command Small Wire Hooks Value Pack, Clear, 9/Pack (17067CLR-VP) • Staples Advantage $15.49 1 $15.49
Zebra Pen Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 24/Pk (ZEB 12221) • Quill.com $14.49 1 $14.49
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • Quill.com $13.99 1 $13.99
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 35 Wipes Each (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 1 $9.29
BIC Brite Liner Pen Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 24/Pk (BL24AD) • Quill.com $8.49 1 $8.49
Child Size Mood Bands (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
E-Z Grader Blue • Quill.com $8.19 1 $8.19
Sight Word Flash Cards Level 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76
Elmers School Glue Sticks, Purple 8 PK 21 oz. • Quill.com $5.29 1 $5.29

Materials cost

$255.27

Vendor shipping charges

$12.10

State sales tax

$17.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.31

Total project goal

$375.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$375.38

2 Donors

-$375.38

Donations toward project cost

-$319.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.31

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$0.00

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