April 27, 2016 – Del Paso Heights Elementary

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Heather Mes, site supervisor from Del Paso Elementary, wrote us in January requesting $136 to take 21 pre-K students to Safetyville USA. She wrote “the children will be going to kindergarten next year and many of them will be walking with siblings or riding the bus for the first time. The goal is to make it less scary for them, give them the confidence to walk to school. The motto of Twin Rivers ECE is: be safe, be kind, be clean.”

The board agreed this was a wonderful experience for these students and from the pictures, it looks like the trip was a success.  Heather told us later that “the students were exposed to riding a bus for the first time, how to look for cars when walking to school, what to do in a fire and how to use 911.”
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Funding for New DREAMS – April 20, 2016

Another month and more DREAMs funded at last night’s board meeting:

Michellel Rossi and Brenda Hin from Babcock Elementary asked for $247 to take their 52 2nd graders to Fog Willow Farms.”The students will learn, create and enjoy science through fun, interactive and imaginative activities.  It’s always fun to see their excitement when the bus gets out into rural Sacramento County. Many haven’t left their neighborhood.”

 55 Foothill Oaks 3rd grade students will visit Maidu Museum and Historic Site with their lead teacher, Marilee Marsh using the $397.40 DREAM sent them. “This trip allows our socio-economically disadvantaged students the ability to experience history and community outside their own neighborhood. The trip itself will create a life-time experience for our students.”
Alice in Wonderland at the B Street Theater was on the mind of Brooke Seals, 3rd grade teacher at Harmon Johnson Elementary.  She wrote us that “it is the hope of all seven teachers that this live performance will help awaken within our 147 students a love and appreciation for the performing arts.  Thank you for your time and consideration of our proposal. We greatly appreciate the work that DREAM has done over the years for our students and countless others, and we continue to support DREAM in numerous ways.” DREAM sent them $972 to make this experience happen.
Our friend, Lorelei Yates at Madison Elementary, shared her wish that 149 Preschool/TK/K/Primary SDC students could visit Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town and needed $834 to help pay for the bus and student admissions. “Fairytale Town exposes and engages the children in hands-on activities that bring nursery rhymes to life for them. The Zoo allows the children to observe wild animals and reptiles that they have only read about in books.” DREAM said yes for the third time.
Rio Linda High School DECA Business program earned three spots at the prestigious “Emerging Leadership Series” in Nashville, Tennessee. Alice Caddell, their teacher, needed $300 to help with expenses that will help these students “bring back knowledge and experiences to share and help improve the leadership skills of other students.” High 5 to all!
Peter Kennedy and his teaching partners shared a DREAM of taking 90 Smythe Academy students to downtown Sacramento’s IMAX theatre to watch “Deep Sea 3D” followed by a visit to the California Museum. “This trip will provide our students “a unique look at California bringing the state’s history, arts and culture alive and it will lead the students to discover California’s unique past, present and future.” The $450 check is in the mail!
ONE LAST REMINDER: our annual fundraiser and celebration with a chili-cookoff contest between our schools and district departments, silent auctions, and live music is this Friday, April 22, 6:00-8:00pm at the District Office. RSVP todreamtwinrivers@gmail.com  $20 donation at the door. Hope to see you there so we can all continue to make DREAMS come true for Twin Rivers teachers and students.

April 13, 2016 – Harmon Johnson Elementary

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Sent to us from Etelvina Carrazana, Harmon Johnson: “When our 6th grade students return from Sly Park (Science Camp), they can talk about nothing else. For many this is their first time away from home on a grand adventure. They experience night hikes, see the stars, touch and learn about animals, pan for gold, make facepaint with soil and clay. They return home a little more independent and more excited about science.”

 DREAM was more than happy to help with this trip funding them over $5,000 of the $20,000 bill.

April 6, 2016 – Your Invitation to…

Twin Rivers United School District Staff Chili Cook-off in support of Project DREAM

6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016

Many schools and TR departments will be competing in a best chili competition!

v Prize for “Best Dressed”

v Prize for “Spiciest”

v Prize for “Over-all Best Chili”

Plan to sample chili and vote for your favorite.

Other features of the event include:

  • a baked potato bar,
  • live music,
  • wine wall,
  • beer and wine bar,
  • desserts,
  • silent auction of themed baskets prepared by our school sites.

There will be presentation of a trophy to the group with the most staff participating through payroll deductions to support DREAM.

RSVPs required by Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to dreamtwinrivers@gmail.com

Out of District DREAMers: Advance $20 donation can be sent to 3222 Winona Way, North Highlands, CA 95660.

 District Office Staff: $20 donation (cash or check; in advance or at the door).  Tickets can be ordered by contacting DREAM at dreamtwinrivers@gmail.com.  Forward mail to Project DREAM’s mailbox at the District Office, Bay A.

School Sites: Principals each have 10 tickets available; more can be ordered. Also see your principal for information on themed basket donations for the silent auction.

Need more information?Contact dreamtwinrivers@gmail.com