Dear PoP – Computer and Books Needed for Middle School Students

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Ed. Note:  I’ve gotten lots of emails from folks asking where they can donate their old computers, this seems like a great cause!

“Dear PoP,

I was hoping I could appeal to your readers and fellow DC’ers.
I teach middle school Language Arts at Sacred Heart School in Mt Pleasant.  We need your help!

I work with amazingly creative and determined kids who have the odds stacked against them.  We work together day in and day out to tackle reading and writing skills.  We are a bilingual school with most of our kids on scholarships.  I watch my kids grow every day as they take advantage of all the opportunities given to them.  However, our lack of funds for technology in the classroom is limiting our success.

We are hoping that maybe some of you have just bought new computers and are looking to get rid of your old ones.  We are not asking for brand new state of the art computers, but we will definitely take those as well ;)  Most of our students do not have personal computers in their homes and we do not have very many working ones in our school.  It is really hard for our kids to learn how to use computers and stay competitive in the growing trend of computer science when I don’t have a computer for them to use in the classroom.  If you have working computers or printers that you are trying to get rid of, we’ve got a home ready for them in my classroom!  We would appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

In the true spirit of an inner city teacher, I’m asking for another favor….!   If any of you are looking to donate Young Adult books, we would gladly accept those as well.  All books are welcome, but my kids do have a few requests:

The girls (and secretly some of the boys – shhh!) are asking for:

– The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer
The Friends by Rosa Guy
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne
My Life with the Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall

The boys and girls agree on asking for:

– Anything by Gary Soto – and other “Spanglish” books
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Monster by Walter Dean Meyers
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
– “We want to read funny books!  Ask for anything funny!”

Thank you so much to those of you who read this!  Your support is SO appreciated from the bottom of our hearts.

Much love,

Ms. Kullberg and the Sacred Heart Middle School Kids!

Contact: [email protected]

Sacred Heart School 1625 Park Road NW Wash, DC 20010


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