April 26, 2017 – Pioneer Elementary School


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. DREAM said yes.

After the trip, she sent this note: “this experience gave students an opportunity to see San Francisco and visit a museum like the Academy of Sciences. They saw many historical landmarks throughout their day and expressed uncontrollable excitement all day long!

April 19, 2017 – Woodlake Elementary School

“I never expected that I would actually see my critter and flower that I studied about! It was so cool!” –Elizabeth
“I got to see a live snake AND hold it!!” –Shylaya
“We used microscopes and saw tiny organisms! It was fantastic!” –Christopher
“The best part was when we got to go to the actual vernal pools at SPLASH and see tadpoles, fairly shrimp and detritus! Way cool!” –Jordan V.

Thank you DREAM for supporting our trip to SPLASH. We studied the environmental pools, critters and flowers for 17 weeks before attending this trip. It truly opens Science up for my students. Without DREAM helping to pay for our trip, we would not be able to go out into the field and touch and feel Science! Thank you so much! –Lisa Liss, 5th grade teacher, Woodlake School

April 5, 2017 – Madison Elementary

135 Madison School PreK/TK/K/SDC students made their visit to Fog Willow Pumpkin Farm last October. DREAM received this note from Lorelei Yates, their teacher:
“Well once again this field trip to the Fog Willow Pumpkin Farm was a huge success with the children and their parents! Of course they always love the school bus ride there and back, for many it is their first time ever on a bus so it’s very exciting! They love to look down from the high overpasses on the freeway, they get a beautiful view of Sacramento. It’s a joyful thing to hear them squealing and giggling on the bus. The pumpkin farm is so well organized with all the centers and activities that there is never a dull moment for the children. They go on a haystack ride, comb a lamb, learn about farm animals, go in a petting zoo and feed the baby goats, pigs and sheep, pick a pumpkin to take home and learn about bees while watching them in a glass beehive!”