December 17, 2014 – Madison Elementary

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This reflection from Jon Glen after taking 52 6th graders from Madison Elementary to Grizzly Creek Science Camp last October is just what we (and you) love to read.

“This is a life-long experience for our students. Many had never even been out of the Sacramento area. They learned about science themes which included math formulas. Also, they learned they can go without television and video games for several days and still have fun. Students that before were not friends, are now getting along much better.”

December 10, 2014 – Foothill Oaks Elementary

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Foothill Oaks Elementary 6th graders were excited to learn last December that they would be visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium and CA Academy of Sciences.  Their teacher, Ms.Suzanne Brusca explained that DREAM would help with a check for $1500.00.  The board was so excited that the students would be experiencing both places “would bring the world of science and engineering alive for them.  Exposing the students to the world outside their community shows them that there is so much out there.  It opens their eyes to the wonders and beauty of science.  It also exposes them to career opportunities and professions.  The students also crossed both the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridges – what an experience.”

Looking for a wonderful feel-good gift you can give yourself this holiday season?  Support trips like this by mailing your donation to:

Project DREAM
Bay A Reception Desk
3222 Winona Way
North Highlands, California 95660

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December 3, 2014 – Madison Elementary

Lorelei Yates at Madison School has been taking her students to Fog Willow Farm for years.  This October was no different – 155 students piled on the bus and “they had a wonderful experience at the farm.  They participated in many hands-on activities they could never have done if it weren’t for this trip such as: petting and feeding baby animals, combing a lamb, riding on a hayride, observing a live beehive, making their own bale of hay, climbing a haystack tower and picking their very own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  The children especially loved riding in a big yellow school bus for the first time!”
When we asked if they could have taken this trip without DREAM help, Ms. Yates explained “No. The cost of transportation alone would prevent us from taking such a trip.  Admission of $7.00 per child is hard for many of our families as well so the funding helps us to reduce the cost per child as well.  The funding is crucial in helping us take our children on such trips.”
Want to help with more trips like this?  Sign up with AmazonSmile. DREAM is now set up as a charity with AmazonSmile, and will receive .5% on qualified purchases through http://smile.amazon.com. An Amazon accountholder can make that designation by selecting Project DREAM from the list of available charities.  A search for Project DREAM will produce multiple hits, so select the one with North Highlands, CA as the location. Qualified purchases can only be made through http://smile.amazon.com.  If you go to that website, and are already an Amazon accountholder, you will be recognized as such.
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