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Ms. Romano from Flushing NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sun WILL Come Out Tomorrow!

My students need a 12 session, musical theater workshop residency through Young Audiences New York.

  • $2,185 goal

This project expired on April 14, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are resilient, but the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy stopped us all in our tracks. We are thankful that our students and staff are safe, but the experience has been difficult. We're getting back to normal routines, but would love to bring the joy of musical theater to them soon!

We are a Title I, New York City public school in Queens, where nearly 60% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Our school's high poverty or high need classification has never stopped our students from doing their best. Our diverse community is quite international with almost 70% of our students coming from homes where English is spoken as a second language. One-fifth of our students receive extra support for learning English. We also provide communication materials to parents in 4 home languages (English, Chinese, Spanish & Korean).

My Project

Our school community has been working together to raise funds through bake sales, raffles and even used book sales to support an arts enrichment program this school year. Unfortunately, we're still a long way from our goal. Mr. Alastair King from Young Audiences New York (YANY) has worked with students at our school in past years, but we just don't have the budget for this year. Kids and adults love learning from Mr. Alastair and we appreciate any help you can give us toward this program. This request would fund a musical theater residency for my class of Kindergarten students: - 12-sessions of musical theater workshops for students - culminating event for them to share their performance with family and peers - planning and professional development for teachers to ensure that the learning in the residency connects to learning in the classroom so students can have an in-depth experience Kids will engage on so many levels and explore subject areas through music (math, social studies)!

Our role as educators is to support the development of the WHOLE child.

All children deserve educational experiences that enrich their lives. Musical theater workshops would be especially rewarding for my students now. They will blossom from these opportunities to express themselves and share their feelings in a physical way. Music has a knack for getting kids out of their shells and giving them a new way to show how they feel. Dance and movement will add to their learning and ways to have fun.

Ms. Romano
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
YANY Residency (Alastair King) (The $1800 fee includes 12-sessions of musical theater workshops for students, a culminating event for them to share their performance with family and peers, plus planning and professional development for teachers to ensure that the learning in the residency connects to learning in the classroom so students can have an in-depth experience. ) $1,800.00

Visitor cost

$1,800.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,857.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$327.71

Total project goal

$2,184.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,184.71

12 Donors

-$875.00

Donations toward project cost

-$821.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,218.82

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,036.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$182.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$90.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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