STEAM Donations

September 06, 2019

Please consider donating supplies for our STEAM lab.

While working with Northern Illinois University, our middle school has joined a three-year commitment to learn more about making our classrooms STEAM worthy. The letters in STEAM stand for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. One step in making this a reality is building up supplies for a lab. This is where we’re asking for your help! Please consider donating one or more of the following items.

  • Foil trays (all sizes)*
  • Cardboard (cereal boxes, manila folders...)
  • Plastic cups (all sizes)
  • Dixie cups
  • Styrofoam meat trays*
  • Plastic bottles (all sizes)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Plastic containers (butter, yogurt, deli salads)*
  • Straws
  • Cotton balls
  • Coffee filters
  • Plastic silverware
  • Safety pins
  • Race track pieces
  • Balloons
  • Hot glue guns
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Shoeboxes
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Wrapping paper tubes
  • Coffee stirring sticks
  • Yarn
  • String
  • Saran wrap
  • Zip-ties
  • Twisty-ties
  • Marbles
  • Rubber bands
  • Legos (all sizes) and K'nex
  • ALL kinds of tape
  • Straight pins
  • Bouncy balls (all sizes)
  • Exam type rubber gloves
  • Craft glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Alligator clips
  • Gallon zip-loc bags
  • Sandwich zip-loc bags
  • Quart size zip-lock bags
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Foil
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Styrofoam plates
  • Styrofoam bowls
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Toothpicks
  • Q-tips
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Craft pom poms (all sizes)
  • Matches
  • Elmer's glue
  • Clothes pins
  • Rulers

*If you are able to send in items such as foil/styrofoam trays or plastic containers, please make sure they’ve been cleaned first.

Drop boxes will be located just inside the middle school office and on the second floor outside of Mrs. Upperman’s classroom.


Mrs. Upperman

217-794-5115 ext. 2438


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