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Mrs. Simpson from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turtle Tank Trivia

My students need 1 filter for our 100 gallon turtle tank.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

78.3 percent of students at S.F.A. Elementary receive free lunch. As of 2016, the percent of students at this school who pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) across all subjects is higher than average for Texas at 80.3 percent.

44 percent of all students at S.F.A.

Elementary are considered to have limited English proficiency, which is higher than the median across all reported elementary schools in Texas (19 percent).

This school's percentage of students with limited English proficiency is much higher than the median across all reported elementary schools in the US (8 percent).

My Project

As an Environmental Science Academy, pets are housed in every classroom. Sheldon, our turtle, is the focal point of our school. His 100 gallon tank sits in the foyer for all students to observe and study.

Turtles carry salmonella, which can lead to a bacteria illness for those that handle the turtle and care of the tank.

A larger, heavy-duty filter will help keep the tank cleaner and the bacteria to a minimum.

As a school district, we must make sure to keep our students and staff as safe as possible from any bacteria that any animal may have.

Mrs. Simpson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 560 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rena FilStar XP4 Canister Filter • Carolina Biological Supply Company $350.95 1 $350.95

Materials cost

$350.95

Vendor shipping charges

$35.10

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.35

Total project goal

$495.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.66

6 Donors

-$495.66

Donations toward project cost

-$421.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.35

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$0.00

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