Local teacher launches fundraiser for dream classroom

Hamilton Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jackie Cope accompanies her students on a field trip to a pumpkin patch. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Hamilton Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jackie Cope has launched a fundraising campaign to acquire a Dream Classroom Makeover, accepting donations through the giving website DonorsChoose.org. The project has had four donors contribute so far, with $1,790 still needed of a total $2,001.51 requested. The fundraising expires Aug. 10.“My students are in need of a dream classroom. I have a lot of hand-me-downs from past teachers and my classroom is all mismatched and chaotic. I know that my students need a calm, welcoming environment to make learning easy and fun,” Cope said.The money will go toward cubby organizers, an area rug, storage bookcases, bins and more, to assist in making a more creative and organized learning area for the children.Much of the storage items wi
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