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John Berg

THE STORY:

My granddaughter, Ita, is in kindergarten at the Mather School here in Dorchester. We're hoping that her brother Charlie will go there as well in a couple of years. It's a great school, with wonderful teachers - but seriously underfunded.

I'm trying to help, and hope you will too. My personal goal is to raise $1,000 for Ita's teacher, Karla Settles, to use for badly needed supplies in her classroom. Here's more about the school and Ms. Settles.

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 Karla Settles' class
Karla teaches “K1” – full-day pre-kindergarten for four-year-olds – at the Mather, where she has worked for the past five years.

She is inspired and impressed by her young students’ interest and skill in oral language, writing and math activities. Above all, she loves hearing her students say, “Ms. Settles, I love coming to school.”

Ms. Settles notes that budget cuts have greatly reduced the school’s supplies budget. To help her students reach their full potential, her classroom wish list includes: literacy materials, arts and craft supplies, paper, stamps, books on tape, and whiteboards; “manipulatives” for hands-on learning, such as games, puzzles, objects to build and construct; costumes and props to stage dramatic plays; printer ink; and classroom furniture, such as shelving to divide the room and display materials.”

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 ecox@boston.k12.ma.us.
I hope you can help me raise the funds to bridge the gap in funding in Ms. Settles' class. Any contributions will help. See the list below for how your contribution can help. Thank you. John Berg

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$1,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anna Ross and Andy Berg

    $100

  • John Berg

    $100

  • Kate Berg

    $150

  • Florence Rawls

    $55

  • Barbara & Charles Ross

    $150

  • Charlotte Ross & Jonathan Janeway

    $50

  • Emily Berg

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $145

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • K, T, and M Grack

    $100

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110% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,488 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Teresa Herd

Amount Raised

$3,090

 

155% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Marie Zemler Wu

Amount Raised

$2,939

 

294% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Staples Team 2

Amount Raised

$2,529

 

126% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Staples Team 1

Amount Raised

$2,020

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Chris Horan

Amount Raised

$1,210

 

81% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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John Berg

Amount Raised

$1,100

 

110% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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THE BOSTON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT FO...

Amount Raised

$1,025

 

4% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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Runderdogs: Kel, Ginny & Julia

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

K, T, and M Grack

K, T, and M Grack

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $145

7 years ago

Emily Berg

Emily Berg

DONATION: $150

with all my heart! 7 years ago

Charlotte Ross & Jonathan Janeway

Charlotte Ross & Jonathan Janeway

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Barbara & Charles Ross

Barbara & Charles Ross

DONATION: $150

7 years ago

Florence Rawls

Florence Rawls

DONATION: $55

7 years ago

Kate Berg

Kate Berg

DONATION: $150

7 years ago

John Berg

John Berg

DONATION: $100

Supporting my granddaughter Ita and her great school! 7 years ago

Anna Ross and Andy Berg

Anna Ross and Andy Berg

DONATION: $100

We love the Mather: First and finest! 7 years ago