In Honor of Eileen Kornblum: Only the greatest teacher ever!
Organized by: Tricia Freeman
We Are 25% to Our Goal!
October 12, 2016
EVENT DATE Dec 09, 2016
Eileen Kornblum's passion for teaching has enriched the lives of students across the US for nearly half a century.
The desire to fund projects for La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, CA grew out of an amazing reunion of Eileen's 1970-71 sixth grade class from PS6 Manhattan.
We fell in love with her as our teacher, and when the class reconnected at our reunion in 2011, we discovered that Eileen's dynamic personality and creativity continue to touch lives as a volunteer at La Entrada.
After speaking with Leanne Cummins, the La Entrada teacher with whom Eileen has volunteered for 7 years, we found a few projects at the school that could use our help.
What better way to honor someone as special as Eileen but to directly support a school that is important to her.
This is something we are doing without Eileen knowing anything - a surprise - but with the support and guidance of members of the La Entrada faculty and administration, so we know these are projects that will make an impact!
Leanne's research brought us the following ideas:
1. Purchase books for children who have reading support, and Eileen will shop with them at the Book Fair that comes to the school.
2. Buy yearbooks for students who cannot afford them. It's awkward when so many children receive a yearbook at the end of the year, but some cannot.
3. A "ready for school" backpack program. Eileen could meet with students who are in need of supplies and a backpack.
Leanne shared "I like the idea of Eileen talking with the students who her fund is helping. She connects so well with the students. I can only imagine how inspirational a pep talk from her could be."
And so can we!!
When we meet our goal, all three of these ideas will be funded!!
We are collecting the funds personally, but rest assured that 100% of what is collected will go to La Entrada, and Eileen will know the names of everyone who has so generously contributed. We appreciate your paying the crowdrise.com administrative surcharge.
Remember this is a surprise for Eileen, so please share this link with anyone and everyone you know who might want to support the fund, but not a word to Eileen...for now.
PLEASE DON'T POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA as we know Eileen uses Facebook, and possibly other sites..
We would like to present this to La Entrada by December, before their holiday break, as an early birthday surprise for Eileen, and a gift of the season.
We've set a goal, but would love to blow past it! No amount is too small - or too large ;) - and thank you thank you for your generosity!
The Members of Class 6-201, PS6 Manhattan 1971