Funding our Future

The Description

I am so proud to be returning for my third year as a teacher in Helena-West Helena. Helena is (unfortunately) ranked as the fourth poorest town in the country, and extra money for things like brand new school supplies can be hard to come by for many families. Even though Helena is an impoverished town and has its struggles and challenges, my students are motivated to succeed - and they will, with the right tools! This is where you come in :) Growing up I never had to worry about having everything that I needed to succeed, both before school began and even when school started. My teachers had the supplies and materials that they needed to teach us properly. I hope that we can, together, give the same peace of mind to my students.

With these funds I will purchase consumable supplies such as:

  • 50 binders (for those who have voiced that they cannot afford them)
  • 50 dividers 
  • Box of 144 pencils (x5)

I will purchase science supply kits for engineering/STEM experiments that align with the Next Generation Science Standards. I strongly believe in hands-on learning, and we have very little funding. These supply kits are necessary to keep up with our counterparts!

  • Flinn Scientific: Gases and Gas Laws Package
  • Flinn Scientific: Chemical Bonding Package (x3)
  • Flinn Scientific: Atomic and Electron Structure Package
  • Flinn Scientific: Electron Capture and Photosynthesis (x2)
  • Flinn Scientific: Chemical Reactions Package (x2)
  • Flinn Scientific: Duckweed Population Study (x2)
  • Flinn Scientific Digital Thermometers (15)

Back Up Plan

I will purchase the consumables first, and hopefully be able to purchase our STEM kits as well!

Fundraiser Updates (1)

5 Days Remaining!

July 27, 2017

With 5 days remaining, we have reached 76% of our goal! I can't believe the generosity of those around me. I am so thankful and excited to be able to give my students everything they need for the upcoming school year. If you know of any additional way that we can reach our goal before the deadline, please don't hesitate to let me know!

 

Comments (6)

Kathy Egloff July 24, 2017

You are doing a great thing for these kids ! Much success to you !

Kathleen Norwood July 24, 2017

Tory,
What you are doing is impressive. You and your students are in my prayers for a(nother) successful year.
Kathy

Tory Cottle July 21, 2017

Blair Horth invested $20 because she's amazing!! I couldn't get her name to show up though...so here she is!

Erin O'Neill July 19, 2017

I'll echo what Agnes said- you rock Ms. Cottle!

Agnes wt July 17, 2017

You rock Miss Cottle!

Carol Thomas July 17, 2017

My daughter is Laura Wooldridge. She loves this school and this school has stolen her heart. Thank you this opportunity.

Carol Thomas

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About the Creator

I am so excited to be entering my third year as a teacher! I am still teaching in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, and am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and making gains every day.

Investments (31)

$100

Toni Schiller

10 months ago

$103

Aly Lynch

10 months ago

$26

Leslie McAndrew

10 months ago

$50

Glenda Riddle

10 months ago

$100

DrJean Wilcox

10 months ago

$50

Kathy Egloff

10 months ago

$52

Lynne Evand

10 months ago

$52

Kathleen F. Norwood

10 months ago

$133

Kristi Lamb

10 months ago

$10

Jillian Fohs

10 months ago

$25

Chintan Desai

10 months ago

$103

Jeff Temple

10 months ago

$103

Anonymous

10 months ago

$103

Lynn Cottle

10 months ago

$25

Alyson Richardson

10 months ago

$10

Taylor Cottle

10 months ago

$21

Tory Cottle

10 months ago

$15

Anonymous

10 months ago

$15

Ben Sullivan

10 months ago

$5

Morgan Chafin

11 months ago

$26

Shelly O'Neill

11 months ago

$10

Erin Elizabeth ONeill

11 months ago

$50

Anonymous

11 months ago

$50

Austin Warren

11 months ago

$52

Agnes Warneford-Thomskn

11 months ago

$10

Erin Collier

11 months ago

$21

Laureina Toler

11 months ago

$10

Carol Thomas

11 months ago

$5

Erica Kontson

11 months ago

$103

Laura Wooldridge

11 months ago

$5

Anonymous

11 months ago