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DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose is a website where teachers ask for specific supplies or equipment they need in their classrooms and parents and other donors chip in with donations until the total is reached and the items are purchased. For items that one parent couldn't easily donate, DonorsChoose lets multiple donors combine their efforts. Some organizations make matching donations, which can double donated dollars.

Here's why it's so useful: Donors can choose their favorite classes or requests and give any amount at any time. Teachers get exactly what they need and students are the ultimate winners!

Check out the DonorsChoose Palms Middle School page. After you register for the site, add Palms to your Favorites and Donorshoose will notify you whenever a Palms teacher asks for supplies or equipment.

Palms Donation Drives

Total raised through October 2020: $24,537!

Click the teacher's name to see his or her DonorsChoose page. Click the items to see descriptions, photos, comments from donors, and thank-you messages.

Donation Drive Activity and History
Teacher Items needed for students Status

Ms. Hoffman

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Magical Remote Learning - reading material and scientific "surprises" In progress - deadline February 26, 2021

Ms. Andersen

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I Want My Students To Learn From Home! - Microsoft Surface Pro In progress - deadline February 11, 2021

Ms. Czujko

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Help us Zoom! - MacBook Pro for the Zoom age In progress - deadline January 14, 2021

Ms. Jones

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Ring Ring! Help Provide Bell Kits for Middle Schoolers #2 - dozen glockenspiel instruments Received Oct 2020!

Ms. Czujko

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Watch My Students! - Apple Watch for programming robots Received Sep 2020!

Ms. Czujko

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YouTube Me! - hard drive and USB hub for video storage Received Sep 2020!

Ms. Okihara

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Interactive Ipad - for distance learning with math videos that will assist students with homework and classwork Received Sep 2020!

Ms. Purdy

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Making Friends with Origami While Making New Friends! - origami paper to keep our students' hands and minds working while having fun Received Sep 2020!

Ms. Czujko

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iZoom 2 - Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil for virtual lessons Received Aug 2020!

Ms. Okihara

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Rolling Whiteboard - whiteboard to assist with small group, center-based targeted instruction Received Aug 2020!

Ms. Jones

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Ring Ring! Help Provide Bell Kits for Middle Schoolers - xylophones and song card sets for learning at home Received Aug 2020!

Ms. Czujko

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iZoom - an iPad to create multimedia live lessons Received Aug 2020!

Ms. Czujko

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Lights...Document Camera...Action! - a wireless document reader to let students project their work Received Oct 2019!

Ms. Czujko

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Lights... Camera.. Projection! - a projector Received Sep 2019!

Mrs. Santana

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Emergency Preparedness Supplies - to educate our community about earthquakes and other emergencies

Received Nov 2019!

Mrs. Santana

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Emergency Preparedness Fair -equipment that can help save lives Received Nov 2019!

Mr. Westhoff

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Shakespeare for 7th Graders - to let students read Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" before they see it performed. Received Mar 2019!

Mr. Westhoff

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So We Can Read Monster In My Class - to let students read a culturally relevant book.

Received Feb 2019!

Mr. Westhoff

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Chromebooks Needed - to help students access their online curriculum.

Partially funded Apr 2019

Ms. Purdy

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Empowered Through Pop Art! - to let student transform ordinary newspaper into their own 3- dimensional Pop Art.

Received Jan 2019!

Ms. Purdy

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Dream It, Design It, Duct Tape It! - to let 200 students craft in ways they never dreamed possible. Received Jan 2019!

Ms. Hoffman

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A Race Towards Science - balloon race cars to understand scientific principles Received Aug 2018!

Ms. Lam

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Mathematical Reasoning Proficiency (Common Core) -- Common Core workbooks to deepen understanding of core math concepts Received Jan 2018!

Mr. Westhoff

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Roomba Vacuum Cleaner to create an optimal learning environment. Partially funded Jun 2017

Ms. Purdy

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Lanyard materials and craft books for art students. Received Apr 2017!

Ms. Hoffman

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Students Stories are Americas' Story Received Mar 2017!

Mr. Westhoff

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High-Interest Novels for our Classroom Library

Received Aug 2016!

Mr. Westhoff

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Five high-interest books for the classroom library. Received Aug 2016!

Ms. Lam

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Novelty Project Materials for Math Class - construction paper and card stock to use as graphic organizers Received Apr 2016!

Ms. Purdy

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Starch and acrylics to make student Pop Art projects burst with color. Received Mar 2016!

Mr. Westhoff

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Let's Keep These Kids Reading Books!: a classroom set of the book "I am Malala". Received Jan 2016!
Mrs. Chi Document camera and projector for reading music and learning to sing with proper vocal techniques. Received Sep 2015!

Mr. Westhoff

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Powerful Classroom Technologies: a centralized server for iPads. Partially funded Aug 2015
Ms. West Baritone Horn for the Band enabling more students to play the baritone and take it home to practice. Received Jul 2015!

Ms. Purdy

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All You Need Is Tape for wallets, roses, and unique creations of each student's own design. Received Oct 2014!

Ms. Purdy

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Duct tape for Pop Art and other projects. Received Feb 2014!

Ms. Purdy

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Colored and patterned duct tape for art classes, where students make duct tape wallets, roses, even a pair of glasses, and Pop Art inspired creations like seaweed wrapped sushi or french fries and a cheeseburger. Received Feb 2013!

Ms. Purdy

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Art supplies for Day of the Dead Nichos, small 3-dimensional, mixed media sculptures that use tiny skeletons - and humor - within a stage like setting to celebrate life and honor loved ones. Received Oct 2012!

Ms. Purdy

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Duct tape for art projects, making wallets, jewelry (rose rings) and wearable art like flip flops and ties. Received Apr 2012!
Ms. Twaijri Markers and whiteboard erasers to keep students engaged in their algebra and geometry studies. Received Apr 2012!
Ms. Garret iPod touch for history applications, NPR, and other educational apps. Received Mar 2012!
Ms. L. Clark Markers and whiteboard erasers for math practice and competitions. Received Feb 2012!
Mr. Scott Human Skeleton to let students learn about health the way they learn best, when they can engage their eyes, ears, and hands. Received Feb 2012!
Ms. Twaijri Algebra CD-ROMs with interactive whiteboard lessons to engage students with better visual representations of algebra after lessons are completed and opportunities to manipulate algebraic equations and discover the changes that coefficients can make to linear and quadratic equations. Received Feb 2012!
Mr. An Paper cutter, mat cutter, hole puncher, extended stapler, and pencil sharpeners for history lessons, including creating samurai journau and an Aztec codex. Received Jan 2012!
Ms. Wohl Art supplies: paper, glue, pens, crayons, construction cards to incorporate art projects into the content and subjects being taught, from Anthropology to Islam to Medieval Japan to Europe. Received Jan 2012!
Mr. An Air purifiers for students with allergies. Received Dec 2011!
Mr. Scott Heart Rate Monitors to study circulation, learn to take pulses, and take a more active role in developing a healthy body, healthy habits, and a critical mind. Received Dec 2010!
Ms. Wohl Art supplies: paints, markers, pencils, glue sticks, and other supplies to incorporate art projects into the content and subjects being taught, from Anthropology to Islam to Medieval Japan to Europe. Received Jun 2007!
Ms. G. Yoga Kids for Focus and Wellbeing: 50 mats for a new yoga class. Received May 2006!


Tip: After you sign up for DonorsChoose, go to the Palms Middle School page and click the star next to "Add this school to your Favorites".
 

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Palms teachers

Palms teachers thank you for supporting them through DonorsChoose!

Cherry Blossom Project

Cherry Blossom Project

Using supplies obtained through DonorsChoose, Palms students created beautiful representations of cherry trees in bloom by using straws to blow drops of wet ink across watercolor paper and gluing tissue cherry blossoms to the branches.

Coat of Arms Project

Coat of Arms Project

Using supplies obtained through DonorsChoose, Palms students displayed their knowledge of Medieval Europe by creating individual Coats of Arms.