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Ms. McManus from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whoa... Half Way There!

My students need basic school/classroom supplies such as notebooks, folders, pens, and tissues to be prepared to complete the school year.

  • $302 goal

This project expired on June 16, 2018.

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My Students

My students are an extremely diverse group with varying special needs and academic as well as social-emotional challenges. Many of my students are the first generation of their family to attend school in the United States. The majority of my students come from homes in which both parents work outside the home and many are often working multiple jobs.

These families value hard work and education and do their best to support as much as they can.

My students come from upper Manhattan and the surrounding areas.

My Project

Half way there and more than halfway out of supplies! This past week marked our hundredth day of school, meaning we are more than halfway through the school year! Just as time has been flying by so have our supplies!

While most students started the school year off prepared, currently very few have notebook space or folders that are not falling apart.

Students are currently writing important notes on scrap paper and then are not able to find their notes. My students need new notebooks and folders in order to maintain organization that was established in September. They also need glue, markers, and pencils. Many are losing instructional time as they wait for someone else to pass them a pencil or glue that is down to its last bits! On top of that the rough flu season has wiped away our tissue supplies!

My students deserve to be equipped to end the year strong. Most families only budget for school supplies in September and are not prepared to replenish them midyear. These supplies are the bare minimum required for successful learning.

Ms. McManus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral 3 Subject Notebook; Wide Ruled, 120/Sheets • Staples Advantage $47.49 1 $47.49
Staples 3 Subject Notebook, 8" x 10 1/2", Wide Ruled, 120 Sheets • Staples Advantage $2.99 15 $44.85
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 3-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 150 Sheets • Staples Advantage $3.09 10 $30.90
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 124-count, 6 Boxes/Pack (PGC 39383) • Staples Advantage $14.99 2 $29.98
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49
Staples Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Green, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Staples Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Red, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Staples Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Yellow, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Staples Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Black, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
BIC Mark-it Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, Dozen • Staples Advantage $4.56 1 $4.56
Staples Washable Glue Sticks, Clear, .28 oz., 18/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.99 1 $3.99

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