February 22, 2017 – Last Call for New Monthly Donors

Today is the last day for Project DREAMs annual payroll deduction drive. Please join your TR colleagues in helping enrich the lives of our students.

Project DREAM must receive new payroll deduction forms (or one-time donation checks) by February 22, 2017 to be included in the competition for a roving trophy and lunch that will be presented to the site with the highest percentage of payroll donors.

If you would like to start donating, please complete the payroll deduction form and send it by email to Lisa Liss at lisa.liss@twinriversusd.org Please do not send the form directly to the Payroll Department.

If you are already contributing to Project DREAM directly through payroll or through United Way deductions, we can’t thank you enough you are making a difference in the life of a student with every donation and no further action is necessary to be included in the competition count.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Liss at Woodlake Elementary.

See your DREAM dollars at work:[2017 VIDEO]

February 8, 2017 – Call for Monthly Donors! Win a Trophy & Free Lunch!

Project DREAMs annual payroll deduction drive is now officially underway. Please join your TR colleagues in helping enrich the lives of our students.

Project DREAM must receive new payroll deduction forms (or one-time donation checks) by February 22, 2017 to be included in the competition for a roving trophy and lunch that will be presented to the site with the highest percentage of payroll donors.

If you would like to start donating, please complete the attached form and send it via district mail directly to Project DREAM/Bay A/District Office please do not sent the form directly to the Payroll Department.

If you are already contributing to Project DREAM directly through payroll or through United Way deductions, we can’t thank you enough. You are making a difference in the life of a student with every donation and no further action is necessary to be included in the competition count.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Liss at Woodlake Elementary.

See your DREAM dollars at work:[2017 VIDEO]

February 1, 2017 – Kohler PK-8

Dear DREAM:

Thank you again for supporting our trip to see The Nutcracker! We thoroughly enjoyed it! We could not have seen it without your support! Between coupon book fundraising and your sponsorship, we were given the opportunity of a life time and will never forget it!

Warmest,
Kohlers 7thgrade
Morgan Dillon, M.Ed
Kohler K-8, TRUSD
Proud Teacher and Parent

Kynereth also wrote us a thank you—see below.

 

January 25, 2017 – Funding for New DREAMs

Your DREAM board met this week and approved funding for five trips:

  • Arron White, GEO Academy Lead Teacher from Grant High Schoolsent an application to help with funding three day-long field trips for 50 students and seven day-long field days for 10 students. Both programs supply “our students with real world experiences and exposure to mentors.” We sent $950 to help with transportation and participation fees.
  • For the seventh year, Highlands High School teacher, Wendy Robinson, asked for help to take 100 9-12 grade students in Spanish III to San Francisco to visit the deYoung Museum. This is “an opportunity for many of our students who have never had the opportunity to visit a world class museum of any kind. They will experience a wide variety of art and write a “Magazine Review”, in Spanish, of a work of their choice.” DREAM helped by sending $1,218 to help with transportation.
  • Last year, Jamie Gross asked for help to take Pioneer Elementary 6th graders to the California Academy of Sciences. It was such a success they wanted a repeat this year. “The field trip exposes students to a variety of cultures, communities and landmarks different than Sacramento. Many of the students have never seen the ocean, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz.” DREAM helped by sending $1,414 to help with transportation and admission fees.
  • For many of you, seeing DREAM fund music festival trips by Craig Murray at Rio Linda High School won’t seem new. This year “two ensembles will travel to the southern part of the state, one group to Los Angeles, the other to Oceanside. They will conclude with a master class with world-renowned jazz/vocal jazz educator/arranger/composer Michele Weir. This will be an ensemble lesson at her home.” DREAM approved $550 to help with transportation

January 18, 2017 – Del Paso Heights Elementary

For several years now, Del Paso Heights Elementary and Angela Casetta have requested funding from DREAM for ALL 500+ students. This project, ‘Starstruck Showcase’ has brought the arts back into the school! It is six weeks of fun, learning, and confidence-building that students look forward to every year. The best school day of the year!”

Last May we sent them $1,850 and heard “this showcase would not have been possible without DREAM. We raised half of the money through our jog-a-thon and DREAM provided the rest! Thank you all!”

January 11, 2017 – Woodridge Elementary

Last April, 63 3rd and 4th grade students from Woodridge Elementary School’s Running Club participated in a Superhero 5K Race. Their organizer, Terri Williams, shared “it gave the students an exciting way to get exercise. It also taught our students about goal setting, self-discipline, and the sport of walking and running. Having the students participate in an organized race gave them a change to travel and meet other students from different communities.”

Congratulations to our TR superheroes!

November 30, 2016 – Babcock School

Last May, 49 second grade students from Babcock Elementary visited Fog Willow Science Farm. Michelle Rossi wrote us: “It started with excitement on the bus as we entered rural land. The kids had never seen many of the animals other than in books. The hands on experience with fossils, animals, and matter brought science to life”.

Another DREAM made possible thanks to our monthly payroll donors, outside donors, and the DREAM board.

November 16, 2016 – Pioneer Elementary

Last May, 60 sixth grade students from Pioneer Elementary “experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity to see San Francisco and visit a museum like California Academy of Sciences” This brought many of the things students learned about in school to real life.” (Jamie Gross, teacher)

Luc wrote us: “We sincerely thank you for your donations for us to go to California Academy of Science. We have enjoyed the trip from the comfy seats of the bus to the living roof. From the experience of the dinosaur bones, to the earthquake re-creation and the presentation ‘Incoming’. Overall it was an amazing trip and we can’t thank you enough.”

October 19, 2016 – Call for board members

Are you a tree-hugger? Even if the answer is no, you probably couldn’t turn down helping a bunch of students who are……..

The DREAM board needs your help – last year, we asked for some volunteers to serve on the board (a once-a-month 2-hour meeting at the DO to approve applications that TR teachers submit to give their students an experience that can’t be covered by district or state funding.) Now, it’s time to make that call again as some of the board has moved on to other obligations.
Who doesn’t like to give away money!!! Think about joining us at our next meeting on Monday, November 14, 4:30pm. Just reply to this email so we know of your interest. Thank you again for all you do!