Peter Jones 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 Songkhla Nguyen's 2nd grade class. Let me introduce you to the Mather and Ms. Nguyen 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 Songkhla Nguyen's class
Songkhla is entering her 2nd year at the Mather as a 2nd grade Sheltered English Immersion teacher for Vietnamese students. According to Ms. Nguyen, what impresses her most is, “how my students entered the first grade only knowing letters and sounds of the alphabet. Now towards the end of the year they have shown drastic improvements. They have become wonderful readers!” As a former English Language Learner herself, Ms. Nguyen understands how crucial it is that her children develop a solid foundation in English while also retaining an appreciation for their native language and culture. She hopes that the contributions from the Mather Classroom Champions will provide much needed materials that encourage both the educational and developmental skills of her students. Ms. Nguyen’s immediate needs include a listening station with audio books (a crucial educational component for English Language Learners), books for her classroom library, art supplies and a classroom computer.
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 email@example.com.
I hope you can help me raise the funds to bridge the gap in funding in Ms. Nguyen's class. Any contributions will help. See the list below for how your contribution can help. Thank you. Peter Jones