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Other Ways to Help Your Child's Teachers

• Donate items from a teacher's wishlist.

• Buy books requested by a teacher at the Book Fair.

• Support all of the Friends of Palms fundraisers.

• Volunteer!

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 DonorsChoose will notify you whenever a Palms teacher asks for supplies or equipment.

Palms Donation Drives 2022-2023

All-time total raised through January 2023: $71,211!

Click or tap to see the teacher's website or DonorsChoose page. Click or tap the fundraiser to see descriptions, photos, comments from donors, and thank-you messages.

Donation Drive Activity
Teacher Items needed for students Status

Ms. Skidelsky

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Colorful Social-Emotional Projects - color laser printer for "Me Magazine" covers made by students Deadline May 18, 2023

Mr. Martinez

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Heat Press to Make Shirts to Show School Spirit! - heat transfers machine, transfer paper, and iron-on vinyl Deadline March 31, 2023

Ms. Goldin

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Basic Supplies For An Essential Art Class! - markers, palette paper, and watercolor pans Deadline March 9, 2023

Mrs. Romero

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21st Century Classroom! - Epson wireless projector Deadline February 22, 2023

Ms. Rivera

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Wheeled Lectern/ Podium for 8th Grade History Class - for students to make presentations Received December 2022!

Mrs. Romero

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Microbits? Yes, Please! - tiny programmable microcomputers Received December 2023!

Mrs. Romero

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Edison Robots! - programmable robots, software, and lesson plans Received December 2023!

Ms. Rothstein

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Positive Behavior Rewards (That Aren't Full of Sugar!) - puzzles, reward coins, fidget toys, stress relief toys, scented pencils Goal not reached

Ms. Rivera

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Student Council and Leadership Class Supplies - inkjet printer and ink, easel pads, markers Goal not reached

Mr. Aminifu

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Mr. Aminifu’s 8th Grade U.S. History - books, backpack kits Received November 2022!

Ms. Czujko

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Make Your Own STEM Yearbook - stencils, stickers, cardstock, report covers, hats, laser printer Received November 2022!

Mr. Martinez

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3D printing into the future - 3D printer

Received November 2022!

Mrs. Romero

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Robotics Organization - storage bins Received November 2022!

Ms. Czujko

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Ohana Tie Dye #1 - T-shirts and Tie-Eye kits Received October 2022!

Ms. Jones

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Reeds for Wind Instruments - reeds for clarinets, tenor saxophones, and alto saxophones Received August 2022!

Ms. Rothstein

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Creating a Comfy and Cozy Classroom Library - floor seats, cushions, sensory pillow learning aids, string of lights Received August 2022!

Ms. Czujko

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Your Future Game Designers are Here! - Nintendo Switch Received June 2022!

Mr. Martinez

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Bring Science to Life with 3Doodler Create + - pens to let students "write" in 3D Received May 2022!

Ms. Andersen

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My Classroom Technology is Fading Fast! - LCD projector and document camera for algebra and geometry lessons Received May 2022!

Ms. Andersen

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My Students Want To Do Well on the State Test - Styluses for iPads Received May 2022!

Ms. Jones

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The World on a String - replacement strings for violins, violas, cellos, and basses Received May 2022!

Ms. Okihara

Test Taking Essentials! - pencils, erasers, and headphones for test-taking, plus candy for incentives. Received April 2022!

Ms. Clendening

Engaging Informational Texts for English Learners - books for English learners Received April 2022!

Mr. Tran

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Speakers for the Classroom - BlueTooth speakers to allow the teacher and students to share audio Received February 2022!

Ms. Czujko

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Ohana Tie Dye - supplies for school T-shirts Received February 2022!

Ms. Czujko

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Caring Robots - storage bins, supply cases, hot glue gun, and glue sticks to let students share their knowledge and love of robotics with the community Received January 2022!

Ms. Okihara

KN95 Masks Needed for Covid-19 Safe Classrooms - 100 masks to increase safety and reduce absences Received January 2022!

Ms. Okihara

Outstanding Prizes and Rewards - ink pads, stickers, and candy Received January 2022!

Mrs. Firstbrook

Standing Desks Received January 2022!

Ms. Okihara

Snazzy Science Storage - storage cart, crates, baskets, and bins Received Nov 2021!

Mrs. Firstbrook

Standing Student Desks - desks and portable chargers Received Nov 2021!

Ms. Okihara

Mathematicians Write Too! - whiteboards, dry erase markers, and mechanical pencils Received Nov 2021!

Ms. Jones

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Music Books for Beginning Winds and Band - method books for clarinet, trumpet, flute, saxophone, percussion, baritone, tuba, horn, obie, and bassoon players Received Nov 2021!

Mrs. Firstbrook

Surface Pro - tablet to present daily lessons interactively Received Nov 2021!

Mr. Martinez

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3D Printer- Printing Students Ideas in 3D. - a 3D printer to unleash their potential using cutting-edge technology Received Nov 2021!

Mr. Westhoff

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Building a More Inclusive ELA Curriculum - 40 copies of the book "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" for students Received Oct 2021!

Ms. Girvan

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Our Classroom Library Needs Shelves! - bookshelves to organize hundreds of books Received Nov 2021!

Mr. Diaz

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iNeed an iPad! - replacement for the classroom iPad Received Sep 2021!

Ms. Okihara

Pads, Tampons and Band Aids Needed! - needed medical and hygiene supplies Received Sep 2021!

Ms. Goldberg

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Let's Get Reading! - class set of the book "The Cay" by Theodore Taylor Received Sep 2021!

Ms. Czujko

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Money Matters 2! - counting cubes, visual perception games, math cards, whiteboard magnets, wall hooks Received Aug 2021!

Ms. Czujko

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Money Matters - drafting chair, storage boxes, literary kit, pattern blocks, disinfecting spray Received Sep 2021!

Ms. Okihara

Investing in Financial Literacy - 10 copies of "Financial Literacy: Making Money Decisions" for students Received Aug 2021!

Ms. Okihara

Post Pandemic Classroom Basics - easel sticky notes, markers, ballpoint pens, whiteboard erasers Received Aug 2021!

Ms. Okihara

Study.com Teacher Subscription - subscription to study.com for 150 students and 1 teacher Received Aug 2021!

Ms. Czujko

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Pampered & Productive PD! - computer table, standing desk and mat, white board markers and cleaning cloth Received Aug 2021!

Mr. Westhoff

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Building a More Inclusive ELA Curriculum - 40 copies of the book "Ghost" for students Received Aug 2021!

Ms. Goldin

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Donations welcome  

See DonorsChoose History for the DonorsCHoose fundraisers from previous years.


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.