914 students + 7 teacher DREAMS + $7,211.75
Anne Drahmann, Danalynn Zacharias and Jackie Thomas 6th grade teachers at Allison Elementary applied for $2,500 to help take their students to Shady Creek Science School. They wrote, “Many of our students have never been very far from this area, let alone to a beautiful forest. Most have never smelled a pine forest, seen the night sky filled with stars, spotted wild animals, been hiking in the woods or explored a creek. We believe that spending five days in the mountains will develop our students’ appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.” Of course, the DREAM board voted YES.
“Many students, across all ability levels, will benefit from spending the day at Marshall Gold Discovery Park in Coloma. Students from two general education classes, as well as students from our special day class will benefit from being able to see and interact with history, rather than reading it in a textbook. The goal for all is to come away with a better understanding of the Gold Rush and the impact it had in California’s journey to statehood.” The DREAM board responded Yes to Melissa Clark and 52 4th grade students at Babcock Elementary with a check for $554.
559 students grades K-6 and their teachers at Del Paso Heights Elmentary are DREAMing for the third year in a row about participating in Starstruck Showcase. For $3.31 per student (total of $1,850) each classroom will learn a full dance routine and at the end of the program they will be able to show what they have learned in a performance in front of family, friends, and faculty. Ms. Angie Casetta, student support teacher can hardly wait to tell everyone they will be able to bring the program back! As we love to say, the check is in the mail!
F. C. Joyce third grade teacher Annie Clark DREAMed of taking 54 students to Maidu Indian Museum “where they will have a chance to experience Native American culture that will enhance their learning of previously taught content, as well as extend their learning beyond anything I am capable of giving them in the classroom. This experience is priceless for our students.” The DREAM team agreed and sent them $259.
For the third year, Craig Murray at Rio Linda High School asked for $1,400 to take his 9-12th grade jazz ensemble to perform at Disneyland’s California Adventure plus participate in a sound track recording session with Disney professionals. A trip of a lifetime! Good luck RLHS!
110 Kindergarten students at Hazel Strauch Elementary along with their teacher Arie Phongmany are DREAMing of participating in Mad Science programs. These are hands-on programs where students actively engage in learning about fossils, chemical reactions, explore sound and learn about magnets and its functions. A check for $465 was mailed to them.
For four years, 75 3rd and 4th grade students at Woodridge Elementary Running/Walking Club along with Kim Burlin, Allison Massie and Terri Williams applied for $883.75 to fund a trip to Superhero Fun Run in Roseville. Have an unforgettable time!