Trey Brown via Crowdrise
January 21, 2012
BENEFITING: THE BOSTON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2013
Hi, I’d like to introduce a local cause that can help all of our futures. You may have heard about the budget cuts facing our public schools. I have decided to help one of these schools and sponsor the kids in one of these classrooms in need. As a Mather Classroom Champion I am dedicated to help raise funds for My Le's kindergarden class. Let me introduce you to the Mather and My Le and I hope you’ll see why I have decided to get involved.
America’s first elementary school.
The Mather Elementary School, is the first public elementary school in North America, located in the historic Meeting House Hill neighborhood of Dorchester. The recession has taken a serious toll on the Mather and all Boston Public Schools. Over the past two years, budget cuts have left classrooms in need of materials and supplies – let alone Smartboards and other educational technology.
Meet My Le's class
My Le is entering her 31st year as a teacher, 14 of which have been spent teaching kindergarten at the Mather. Ms. Le is a Sheltered English Immersion teacher for Vietnamese children, many of whom have just arrived to the country. According to Ms. Le, one of the things that has most impressed her about her students is how they “absorb new knowledge very fast – not just the language but the new cultural norms as well!” Ms. Le values the level of respect colleagues show one another at the Mather and has come to consider the Mather her second family. Her dream classroom would have new computers with speakers (something which is essential for English Language Learners), electronic books, new educational software and a quality electric pencil sharpener. Ms. Le said that funding from the Mather Classroom Champions program would also enable her children to take educational field trips around Boston so that they could be better exposed to their new environment.
Here’s how you can help:
• Make a tax-deductible donation today.
• Encourage your friends and family to make a donation.
• Sign up to volunteer by contacting Principal Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you can help me raise the funds to bridge the gap in funding in My Le's class. Any contributions will help. See the list below for how your contribution can help. Thank you. Ginny Pitcher