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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

Total raised through March 2022: $56,938!

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

Mr. Martinez

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Bring Science to Life with 3Doodler Create + - pens to let students "write" in 3D Deadline August 27, 2022

Ms. Andersen

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My Classroom Technology is Fading Fast! - LCD projector and document camera for algebra and geometry lessons Deadline May 17, 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

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

Ms. Clendening

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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

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

Ms. Okihara

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

Mrs. Firstbrook

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Standing Desks Received January 2022!

Ms. Okihara

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

Mrs. Firstbrook

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

Ms. Okihara

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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

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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

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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

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

Ms. Okihara

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

Ms. Okihara

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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. Okihara

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Personal Protective Equipment Needed for Safe Return - sneeze guard, gloves, masks, visor, hand sanitizer Received Apr 2021!

Ms. Czujko

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Kindness Robots - MacBook Pro laptop Received April 2021!

Ms. Andersen

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Accessories Needed to Help Students Visually Learn Math - mouse and stylus for Microsoft Surface Received Aug 2021!

Ms. Okihara

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STEAMming with Cricut Creations - Cricut Maker cutting machine Received Jul 2021!

Mr. Diaz

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Exploring Math and Science Virtually - iPad Pro Partially funded Jul 2021

Ms. Vogel

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Physics Loves Math and Illustrations! - Microsoft Surface Pro tablet Received May 2021!

Ms. Hoffman

Magical Remote Learning - reading material and scientific "surprises" Received Jan 2021!

Ms. Andersen

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I Want My Students To Learn From Home! - Microsoft Surface Pro Received 2021!

Ms. Czujko

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Help us Zoom! - MacBook Pro for the Zoom age Received Dec 2020!

Ms. Girvan

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Interactive Learning With Pear Deck Premium! - Google add-on to turn Google Slides into an interactive learning tool Received Oct 2020!

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

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

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.