Each year Elsie Whitlow Stokes supporters ask what the school’s needs are.  Many donors have a particular interest that they wish to support, for example, the library or the International Study Tour.  We have compiled a Wishlist below of some of the items that we need to replace or purchase most often.  If you want additional information about the items on the wishlist, please contact Abby Sondak at abbys@ewstokestokes.org.

Sponsor a Scholar's STUDY TOUR

Sponsor a scholar for a day or for the entire study tour. Each year fifth grade scholars embark on a one-week International Study Tour to Martinique or Panama. This signature experience is the culmination of years of dual language study for our scholars.



Sponsor a Scholar's SUMMER PROGRAM

Sponsor a scholar for one week or the duration of the Summer Program. Summer enrichment offers a variety of classes to improve French or Spanish language skill, learn to cook healthy foods, express themselves using photography or delve into scientific exploration.



Reception CHAIR

Allow visitors to enjoy style and comfort by donating a new chair for our reception area.





Your donation will expand our classroom libraries.

Community GARDEN BED

Support our gardening program by helping us purchase new garden beds.



Additional Needs and In-kind Donations


Library/Media Center

  • French and Spanish books and videos for all grade levels

  • French and Spanish dictionaries

  • Computer headsets 


Instructional Programs

  • Science

    • FOSS science kits

  • Social Studies

    • Maps and globes

  • Wellness Program

    • Plants, seeds and bulbs

    • Student and adult-size trowels, gloves and other gardening tools

    • Renovation of main playground


After School & Summer School Program

  • Educational board and card games

  • Puzzles for younger students

  • Microscopes 

  • Robotics Kits



  • Green roof

  • New lighting for exterior of building

  • Kitchen oven and burners

  • Hotwater heater for building

  • Circulating pump for HVAC system

  • Cooling tower for HVAC system

  • New furnace or renovation of old furnace

  • Comfortable chairs for reception area