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March 27, 2013
by Mrs. Williams
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Charles Best is the Best!

March 27, 2013 – Students were treated to a special guest yesterday.  Charles Best, founder and CEO of Donorschoose.org, was in town for a speech, and decided to come visit our school and see the wonderful materials teachers have gotten for their classrooms through Donorschoose.org.  Laptops, tablets, industrial-strength pencil sharpeners, andbooks are among the items the students use on a regular basis that were purchased with donations from donorschoose.org. 

According to the Donorschoose website:

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history.
 
DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey’s “ultimate favorite things” and was named by Fast Company as one of the “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World,” the first time a charity has received this recognition. For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its “40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business.”

February 19, 2013
by Mrs. Williams
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Thank You Donors Choose!

February 19, 2013

Can you tell by the smiling faces that our new nonfiction books arrived today?  Thanks to Donors Choose, our school has added multiple copies of five different nonfiction books written at 3rd-4th grade levels.  Titles include Cats, Medieval Feast, Pirates, Sea Monsters, and Flying Ace.   Thank you for your generosity!

 

Watch for updates in the comments section as students read and review these books.

 

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