MRSS Classroom Garden

Still needed of $1,437.18 goal
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  • My Class Needs gardening resources to learn about sustainability.

    Launched October 25th, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 170 Students School Size 1326 Students

    My Students

    Our school has over 1300 grade 8-12 students. The programs that draw students into our doors, include our Wings program for high special needs, French Immersion, International Exchange and Journeys for those who struggle in a regular classroom. This diversity can be seen in our hallways and classrooms and creates a challenging teaching environment. This project will give valuable skills to all levels and students can take away usable information that will help to build a more sustainable earth.

    How will this project impact them?

    Our school garden has been in place for 5 years and is used by variety of classes and community members. It is well built, secured and fruitful. Students will continue to learn about how to grow and use plants in the kitchen, for well-being and utilize them for medicinal purposes. The resources from this project will allow us to begin plants indoors, create appropriate environments for pollinators, monitor soil and weather conditions and properly care for our plants. Students in our science and foods classes will be responsible for growing and planting, as well as monitoring and testing soil. They will also work with our shop classes to build homes for pollinators. The garden is a beautiful spot that is admired by our students, staff and community members. It is a very important teaching tool that will empower students to learn about sustainable practices and the beauty of life.

  • Where the $1437.18 goes


    Hanna Instruments® Backpack Lab™ Soil Quality Educational Test Kit

    Concept Controls

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    $535.00 x 1 = $535.00

    Hydrofarm Inc JSV4 4-Foot Jump Start T5 Grow Light System

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    $105.00 x 1 = $105.00

    Hydrofarm Inc T5 4-Feet Replacement 6500K Bulbs, 54W, Case of 4-FLT5464, Pack of 4

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    $52.00 x 1 = $52.00

    Jump Start MTPRTC, Digital ETL-certified Heat Mat Thermostat for Seed germination, Reptiles and Brewing

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    $53.00 x 1 = $53.00

    Hydrofarm Inc TM01715D 7-Day Digital Program Timer

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    $47.99 x 1 = $47.99

    Hydrofarm Inc CK64050 Germination Station with Heat Mat

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    $56.99 x 1 = $56.99

    garden shovel

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    $10.97 x 5 = $54.85

    WEUE New Garden Hose Nozzle - Hand Sprayer

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    $8.74 x 2 = $17.48

    Dramm 12368 Classic Rain Watering Wand 16-Inch Length with 8-Inch Foam Grip, Silver

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    $17.00 x 1 = $17.00

    Brass Quick Couplers-Male & Female Set

    Lee Valley

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    $13.80 x 1 = $13.80

    Brass Quick Couplers-Male Fitting

    Lee Valley

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    $5.50 x 2 = $11.00

    MyLifeUNIT Bottle Cap Sprinkler, Dual Head Bottle Watering Spout, Bonsai Watering Can for Indoor Seedlings

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    $12.09 x 2 = $24.18
    Shipping & Handling $46.13
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $124.13
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $18.05
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,221.60
    Optional donation to support *** $215.58
    Project cost including donation to support $1,437.18
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,437.18

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mrs. Manweiler

I am a Science Teacher at Maple Ridge Secondary School in Maple Ridge, BC. I currently teach Science 8 and Chemistry 11. My teaching career began in Prince George, BC. I graduated from University of Northern British Columbia in its early years and became involved as a Microbiology ...

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