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FULLY FUNDED! Adaptive Art for All!

$1,767 of $1,744 raised
Adaptive Art for All!

FULLY FUNDED! Adaptive Art for All!

$1,767 of $1,744 raised

♥ DONORS WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Suzanne Dunn

November 24, 2019

Anonymous

November 19, 2019

Suzanne Dunn

November 17, 2019

Steven Fulkerson

November 9, 2019

Thank you for your amazing enthusiasm, Kristi! This is yet another example of the incredible Rochester Community Schools programs.

Jessica Opfer

November 7, 2019

I am a "non-artist" who loves to teach about art (I coordinate Art Smart at North Hill Elementary) and this program sounds amazing!

Alisa Sarkic

November 5, 2019

Karen Schaefer

October 31, 2019

What a wonderful opportunity for our ATPS students!

Sue Srock

October 30, 2019

A donation well deserved.

Anonymous

October 30, 2019

Anne Burcz

October 29, 2019

Mary Crimmings

October 28, 2019

Jen Brown

October 28, 2019

Amy Kesler

October 28, 2019

Melissa Kanasty

October 28, 2019

My oldest child is a kindergartener at Hampton but I have been a special ed teacher for 19 years in another district. For many years I taught adult SXI (18-26 yr olds) in a school with very low parent… Read more

My oldest child is a kindergartener at Hampton but I have been a special ed teacher for 19 years in another district. For many years I taught adult SXI (18-26 yr olds) in a school with very low parent support and participation. I know how hard it can be to want to provide worthwhile opportunities for my students but not have the means to do so unless it was coming out of my own pocket. Adaptive art is so worthwhile. Good luck in your pursuits!

Sandra Mazza

October 28, 2019

What a great program.

Jeni Hester

October 28, 2019

Anonymous

October 28, 2019

Prashanth Krishna

October 28, 2019

nancy oeswein

October 28, 2019

Debra Hartman

October 28, 2019

Kurt Wasiluk

October 28, 2019

Sandra Turner

October 25, 2019

What a wonderful opportunity! Possibly an art show at the end of the year? Thank you for the amazing ATPS program!

Lauren Greve

October 25, 2019

Hello! My name is Ms. Kristi McAllister!

Here is a little more about me…

I am a teacher for the Adult Transition Program and Services (ATPS) at the Dr. John M. Schultz Educational Campus.

I love my students because…

Even though I am the teacher, they have already taught me so much. While on the exterior it may not seem that they have opinions and wants, they most certainly do. I have taken the time to pay very close attention to their movements, eye gazes, facial expressions and body language to understand them and see them for who they are. They each are unique and have beautiful personalities! They are truly a gift.

More about my project…

RCS adult transition program and services (ATPS) students with multiple impairments (SXI) would love the opportunity to attend an art class every week at the Paint a Miracle studio located in downtown Rochester (30 classes this school year).

This opportunity will give students a chance to create art that they can showcase and sell if they so choose.

The main principles of the ATPS is for students to develop independence with the community through community relationships. This program offers the opportunity to create art with the support and accommodations that students to be independent and participate fully within our community.

Paint a Miracle is so thrilled to have our students attend their program, that they have offered a grant for half the cost.

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us match the grant!

Your support will foster independence, community connections, and the opportunity to participate in the community. This will enhance the lives of students in a positive way! Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!


Where Your Donation Goes


  • Weekly art class for ATPS students at the Paint a Miracle studio
  • 30 classes this school year for each student
  • The cost to use the art room, have a teacher present every week and all of the supplies at Paint a Miracle
  • An art portfolio for each student as well and an art show to display and celebrate their work
  • Student art will be made into items that they can sell
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal    $1,743.11

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects. Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

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AHS “Take A Minute” Calm Environment Project!

$2,275 of $3,450 raised
"Take A Minute" Calm Environment

AHS “Take A Minute” Calm Environment Project!

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"Take A Minute" Calm Environment

Hello! My name is Ms. Tracye Schwartz.

I am a Learning Consultant at Adams High School. I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to create a “Take A Minute” Calm Environment Space that is more inviting and serene to accommodate and comfort to students with special needs, 504 and/or IEP, anxiety disorders, or any student struggling with social emotional health while taking assessments or working on projects outside of the classroom.

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

Often times, students with special needs, be it a 504 accommodation plan, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or any child struggling with his/her social and emotional health seemingly feel more comfortable taking assessments or working on assignments and projects outside of the classroom in a non-traditional, quiet and calm setting.

It is our desire at Adams High School (AHS) to create an environment of tranquillity and quiet to accommodate and comfort this unique population of students.

With the use of alternative seating, study carrels, privacy screens, and an area rug to control noise, we feel these students will be able to cope better with their test anxiety and consequently, improve their assessment performances.

Moreover, students can access the space to receive extra classroom supports, particularly in math and language arts.

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

Currently, we do not have appropriate furniture to accommodate the amount of students who are accessing the room.

With your support, the following items and furniture will be purchased to create the “Take A Minute” space and provide students with the opportunity to self-regulate, refocus, and reduce stress, anger, and/or anxiety and be fully engaged in the learning process.

Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

  • 12 Desks
  • 12 Chairs
  • 4 Study Carrels
  • 1 package of Privacy Shields
  • 1 Standing Desk
  • 4 Computer Chairs
  • 1 Essential Oil Diffuser and Oils
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $3,450

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Alicia Vasilakis

July 27, 2020

This is a wonderful Idea. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous

July 27, 2020

Sue Evans

March 6, 2020

Cathy Wood

February 8, 2020

Thank you for all you do!!!

Jeni Hester

February 4, 2020

Thomas Godfrey

February 2, 2020

Heather Meloche

February 1, 2020

Thanks for all you do, Tracye

Kelly Marino

January 31, 2020

Huge Thank you to Tracye Schwartz for all the support and care she gives our kids.

Jill Hill

January 31, 2020

Angela Spuck

January 28, 2020

Thank you Tracye for everything you do. You go above and beyond every day. I cannot imagine navigating through this high school experience… Read More...

Thank you Tracye for everything you do. You go above and beyond every day. I cannot imagine navigating through this high school experience without. Thank you!

Kristin Daugherty

January 12, 2020

Tracye, you go above and beyond every day. Thank you for being so amazing and for all you do to advocate for kids.

Michelle Smith

January 7, 2020

In honor of the ASD Teachers and Paraeducators at AHS

December 19, 2019

RCSF Board of Directors

December 13, 2019

We believe this is a great initiative to support the social-emotional wellness of our students! Thank you, Tracye for all that you do!

Link Crew Program at AHS!

$1,875 of $2,868 raised
AHS Link Crew Conference Project

Link Crew Program at AHS!

$1,875 of $2,868 raised
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Hello! My name is Mr. Edward Boguslawski.

I am one of the Link Crew Coordinators at Adams High School (AHS). The AHS Link Crew Coordinators are seeking your help to raise enough funds to attend the advanced training and further implement the Link Crew Freshman Mentoring program.

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

Link Crew is a nationwide program  that aims to set up each freshman with upperclassmen to help him/her smoothly transition into high school.

Link Crew is firmly embedded as our freshman mentoring program at AHS. We fully intend to have this program continuing every year with each incoming freshman class. As time progresses, every single student that attends AHS will have participated in the Link Crew program as a freshman and then some of them again as upperclassmen Link Leaders. 

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

With your support, the cost of the conference, travel and roundtrip expenditure will be covered, allowing us to bring back new and successful methods to apply towards the Link Crew Freshman Mentoring program.

Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

  • Annual conference fees for new advisors and coordinators to attend
  • Costs for supplies and materials to prepare for Freshman orientation
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $2,868

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

yuhong FU

May 26, 2021

Yuanlin Zhu

May 26, 2021

Prapulla Devineni

December 28, 2020

Brian Balutanski

December 28, 2020

Nhung Nguyen

July 30, 2020

Lynn Ris

July 27, 2020

Thank you for this amazing organization!

Debra Dunn

March 7, 2020

Thank you for doing this program - it really makes a difference!

Kimberly Komjathy

December 12, 2019

Thanks so much!

Lynn Ris

December 4, 2019

This is a wonderful program.

Steve Ferguson

December 3, 2019

Heather Delikat

December 3, 2019

christina nagy

December 2, 2019

Way to go RCS!! Keep it up!

Patty Johnston

December 2, 2019

Link Crew Budget and PTSA

December 2, 2019

RCSF Board of Directors

December 2, 2019

We believe it is a great program and support the cause! Thank you, Edward and your team for all that you do!

FULLY FUNDED! Brainpop! Visually Excelling!

176% funded

FULLY FUNDED! Brainpop! Visually Excelling!

176% funded

DONORS WALL OF SUPPORT

Anonymous

September 30, 2020

Patty & Matt Hoffman

September 30, 2020

For Brain pop books

Diana Lopez

September 30, 2020

harvey bronstein

September 30, 2020

Thidarut Green

September 30, 2020

I believe in helping the development of our communities especially those individuals who may need some extra help to reach their full potential. I recognize software tools such as BrainPOP may… Read more

I believe in helping the development of our communities especially those individuals who may need some extra help to reach their full potential. I recognize software tools such as BrainPOP may provide opportunities during these challenging times with the COVID distancing and virtual learning requirements. HOWEVER, I would like to share my opinion that I believe individuals with autism are best developed through programs with outdoor activities, focusing on nature and a very high level of interpersonal skill development. When circumstances permit, I encourage you and others doing this work to move away from digital media and move towards live programs and tangible media. Keep up your good intentions!

Katherine Neill

September 30, 2020

Johnathon Lipka

September 30, 2020

Anonymous

September 30, 2020

Anonymous

September 30, 2020

Laura Korell-Mann

September 30, 2020

Anonymous

September 30, 2020

Sarah Lacey

September 30, 2020

Debra Hartman

September 30, 2020

Melissa Hoffman

September 30, 2020

From the family of Elliott Hoffman - Brain POP books

Hello RCS Community,

My name is Ms. Jenny Wordell.

I am a Special Ed, ASD Teacher Consultant and I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to purchase the BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. subscriptions for our teachers to utilize this tool and enhance reading, math, daily living, science, and social studies lessons for our students with Autism!

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. provide an online library of short, easy to digest videos on a variety of topics that are very student friendly!

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

Students with Autism are typically visual learners!

Having access to BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. will impact over 40 students in our Autism programs. The program will enhance and support the curriculum concepts with visual support on a daily basis.

This is where you can help!

Please join us in our efforts to help our students with Autism excel visually with BrainPOP!  

This is Where Your Donation Goes

  • BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.
    • Annual Teacher Access
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Projected Goal   $504

Thank you for your consideration!

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects. Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

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Brooklands Literacy Matters Project!

$2,010 of $2,850 raised
Brooklands Literacy Matters Project

Brooklands Literacy Matters Project!

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Hello! I’m Colleen Mestdagh, Information Literacy Specialist and I’m Lisa Rabaut, Reading Recovery Specialist!

Together we are seeking your help to raise enough funds to enhance literacy and implement the “Bus Book Baskets” program at Brooklands! Your support will also provide our classrooms and library with March Book Madness books to carry out the #classroombookaday challenge!! 

This is our proposal’s compelling why…

We believe literacy is a moral imperative for all! Our school community goals focus not only on high achievements and continuous improvement but also in building a joyful reading culture. 

Supplementing books in all areas of a student’s day sets reading as a priority. Furthermore, books which are “mirror and windows” to children of diverse population will solidify the importance of how a literate life connects us to all humankind! 

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

With your support, the cost of the materials below to begin the “Bus Book Baskets”, literacy at home and March Book Madness will be covered and most importantly increase literacy initiatives at Brooklands Elementary.

Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

  • 30 paperback books for 6 buses
  • 100 paperback books to giveaway at family literacy night
  • 30 copies of Game Changer
  • 32 hardcover inclusive picture books
  • 10 hardcover picture books
  • 10 copies of the Enchanted Hour
  • 10 copies of Jim Trelease’s Read Aloud Read Handbook
  • 10 copies of Mem Fox’s Reading Magic
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $2,850

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Michael Urban

June 9, 2021

Cherie Welch

May 25, 2021

rustine janiszewski

May 25, 2021

Laura Koerner

May 25, 2021

Laura Koerner

May 25, 2021

Jill Winter

May 25, 2021

Karen Schaefer

October 19, 2020

Thank you Colleen, Lisa, and the Brooklands team for this great initiative to support literacy!

Keith Hermans

September 30, 2020

Michelle Hansel

March 9, 2020

The Hansel Family

Patrick Winters

January 30, 2020

Keith Hermans

January 25, 2020

Thank you!

Zohir Molhem

December 13, 2019

Kristina Reynolds

December 13, 2019

Monica Cretu

December 12, 2019

Kanthi Bhamidipati

December 12, 2019

RCSF Board of Directors

December 3, 2019

We believe this is a great initiative and support literacy! Thank you, Collen, Lisa and your team for all that you do!

Building a Community thru a Classroom Setting at RHS!

$100 of $3,125 raised
collaborative whiteboard top tables

Building a Community thru a Classroom Setting at RHS!

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collaborative whiteboard top tables        collaborative whiteboard top tables          collaborative whiteboard top tables

Any donation is appreciated!

Hello! My name is Ms. Lindsay Land!

I am a teacher at Rochester High School. I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to redesign my career and technical business computer lab classroom to prepare my students for a more realistic and innovative co-working corporate setting! 

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

By replacing the center computer table and desks with collaborative whiteboard top tables, our students will be able to brainstorm, design, build and discuss business assignments and projects together, while safely distancing themselves! 

More about my project…

The Building a Community thru a Classroom Setting project will impact all students that enroll in career and technical business classes at Rochester High School including sophomores, juniors and seniors. In addition to Investment Club and Business Professionals of America (BPA) will benefit from collaborative whiteboard top tables as these groups work together to accomplish future goals!

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us match the grant!

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $50. Every little bit helps! 

Your support will foster innovations ideas, teamwork, community connections, and the opportunity to participate in their educational success!! Thank you for your consideration!


Where Your Donation Goes


  • 16 Structure Bow Tie Collaborative Whiteboards at $185 each
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Projected Goal   $3,125.

DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT

Kristen Blake

May 26, 2021

Shelly Morrow

May 26, 2021

Anne Burcz

May 25, 2021

Thank you RHS teachers and staff

Michelle Mineao

May 25, 2021

What a great idea!

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects. Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

RCS COVID-19: Supporting all RCS students to academic success!

Technology

RCS COVID-19: Supporting all RCS students to academic success!

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Hope comes from a community of caring!

Partnerships are critical for success.

Dear RCS community,

The Rochester Community School District is part of a treasured community, where partnerships between families, schools, and businesses are integral for student success.

With the constant changes in our world, especially in our current environment, children feel most supported when their family at home and their school family are working together.  The RCS Foundation works with the district to support the whole child—academically, socially, and emotionally. 

United during and after the pandemic

As we plan for the new school year and what it will look like, together we can ensure all children have access to the same resources.

This is where you can help!

Help us reach our goal and support every student!

Your support with funding resources to equip this new way of learning and living will prepare students to be resilient, and help them achieve social and emotional wellness through vigilance, learning and community care.

Please join us in our efforts to help keep student learning equitable and ensure all students are properly equipped, prepared and confident to return to school.

Any donation is appreciated!

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps! Thank you for your consideration!

This is Where Your Donation Will Go:

  • Chromebook cases (Minimum of $350,000)
    • RCS continues to invest in technology to enhance student learning.
    • RCS will be providing 1:1 device (every student, returning in-person and virtually, will receive one computer Chromebook device)
    • Over 15,000 Chromebook cases will be needed to provide each student with one to protect the device from any damages.
    • Chromebook cases bought in bulk average $19.99/case. Generally they cost anywhere from $17-$35.

RCS will follow the requirements in the MI Safe Schools Roadmap. As we mitigate risk of COVID-19 spread, the RCS Foundation is seeking support in efforts to help RCS focus on:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Hygiene and
  3. Spacing and movement

Personal Protective Equipment

In phase 4, facial coverings are required for: all staff; pre-K-12 students in hallways and common areas; students in grades 6-12 in classrooms; k-5 students in classroom unless they remain with cohort throughout the day with no close contact with other classes; and all people on buses.

  • Washable cloth face masks (minimum $60,000)
    • RCS will supply disposable masks.
    • Goal: Providing three (3) washable cloth face masks for each student upon re-entry.
    • Bulk purchase – Box of 50 averages $170

Hygiene 

In phase 4, schools will be required: to provide supplies including soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, paper towels, tissues and informational signs.

With 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools and an alternative high school, supplies will consistently be depleting. With your support, we can make sure we are never in a position where we need to wait for funding to be released to purchase more supplies.

  • Supplies to protect all students and staff within the buildings (i.e. disposable masks, soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues wipes): $150,000
    • The safety of our students, staff and community are always our priority.

When the pandemic is over, we have to consider the mental health impacts of re-entry. Social-emotional wellness of students and staff are essential!

Training session and webinars would be presented in a partnership with the Center for Trauma Resilient Communities.

  • Our long-term vision is to have a clinician in every school so all children can get the social-emotional support that is needed.
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Projected Goal   $500,000

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Vijay Patnaik

December 29, 2020

As virtual learning becomes the new norm, this initiative directly impacts the success of virtual learning

Anonymous

October 11, 2020

Andrea Todorovic

October 9, 2020

Anonymous

October 3, 2020

Lisa Raymond

October 1, 2020

Swapnil Mengle

September 30, 2020

Alok Mohanty

September 30, 2020

Pasque Family

September 30, 2020

Rawcliffe Family Charitable Fund

September 27, 2020

Rebecca Bates

September 13, 2020

Jennifer and Mike Hichme

August 21, 2020

Anil Bika

August 16, 2020

JENNIFER NOVAK

August 7, 2020

Soyeon and Myonghwan Choi

August 2, 2020

Rajasekhar Kalahasthi

August 2, 2020

Thank you for everything you are doing for the students and teachers.

Prakash Peranandam

August 1, 2020

Really appreciate all the great efforts.

Laura Walters

August 1, 2020

Anonymous

August 1, 2020

Maria Munoz

July 29, 2020

Karen Packwood

July 28, 2020

Kevin & Karen Varga

July 27, 2020

Michael Farina

July 27, 2020

Paul Beaver

July 27, 2020

Alicia Vasilakis

July 27, 2020

Anne Maloney

July 27, 2020

Keisha Nelson

July 27, 2020

Barbara Cenko

July 27, 2020

Debra Hartman

July 27, 2020

Teresa Spencer

July 27, 2020

Anonymous

July 27, 2020

Elementary Field Trips Fund

Elementary Field Trips

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Dear Elementary School Families,

Thanks to your suggestions, the Rochester Community School District has restructured the K–5 field trips to include more hands-on, real-world learning opportunities that expand beyond the city of Rochester.

Our goal in offering field trips is to ensure they are: aligned with the curriculum, consistent across the district, provide little or no cost to families, and sustainable within the curriculum department’s budget.

Despite our partnerships with the local community organizations and the efficiencies of transporting students at a reduced rate through Durham, field trips still remain costly.

This is where you can help!

RCS has partnered with the RCS Foundation to conduct the “Annual Field Trips Donor Campaign.” Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to offset the cost of district-sponsored field trips and help continue the tradition of educational enrichment in Rochester Community Schools.

Any donation is appreciated.

FULLY FUNDED! Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence at SCHS!

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FULLY FUNDED! Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence at SCHS!

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Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence, Jesse Elder  Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence, Jesse Elder

DONORS WALL OF SUPPORT

Debra Hartman

March 19, 2021

Susan Johnson

March 13, 2020

My grandson is in the Jazz Band. Thank you!

Iris Vedar

March 11, 2020

Kristin Hertz

March 11, 2020

Keep up the great work Jazz Band!!! You are awesome!!

Anonymous

March 8, 2020

Susan D'Alessandro

March 8, 2020

Jennifer Hichme

March 6, 2020

Anonymous

March 6, 2020

Elise and Brandon Faurote

March 6, 2020

Hello! My name is Ms. Lauren Staniszewski.

I am the Band Director at Stoney Creek High School (SCHS). I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to support a fantastic collaboration with the SCHS Cougar Jazz Band and a professional jazz musician, Jesse Elder!

Professional jazz musician, Jesse Elder, is a Rochester native and alumni, and is currently serving as keyboardist and arranger for the popular jazz group, Postmodern Jukebox (https://postmodernjukebox.com/)

As a part of Jesse’s collaboration with the Cougar Jazz Band, Jesse will serve as artist-in-residence, working as a clinician and arranging a brand new piece of music for the Cougar Jazz Band! 

The new piece of music will be also be premiered by Jesse and the Cougar Jazz Band at Cliff Bell’s Jazz Club in Detroit on Monday, May 11th, 2020. We hope you can come join us for a great night of jazz music and an exciting world premiere!

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence brings real world professional music into our classroom and provides a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience for our students!

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

I am very excited to connect with the community and help my students experience what maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill!

Please feel free to contact me for more details or Jesse’s contact information if needed. I am happy to provide any other information you require to help us fund this exciting collaboration!

Thank you for your support!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

  • Jesse Elder’s contributions:
    • Writing our new composition
    • Working with the ensemble
    • Travel costs
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $1200

 *A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

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Reuther Middle School: Tapping the Power of Nonfiction Books!

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Reuther Middle School: Tapping the Power of Nonfiction Books!

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Hello! My name is Ms. Deanna Knox.

I am an ELA Teacher at Reuther Middle School. I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to purchase enough nonfiction books to fully operate the newly approved book clubs!

With book clubs (anywhere from two to four students), students need to be reading the same nonfiction text, so multiple copies of titles are imperative to the success of the unit.  

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

Nonfiction reading skills impact nearly every academic subject area, so implementing this unit fully, as intended, will have a tremendous benefit.

Students will gain background knowledge in multiple subjects while also gaining confidence and skill in how to tackle unfamiliar expository text!

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

The school’s media center budget is unable to currently support the purchase of the number of nonfiction books required to fully operate book clubs for “The Power of Nonfiction” unit in ELA6 classrooms.

With your support, multiple copies of nonfiction titles from high-interest topics (many titles suggested by the Lucy Calkins’ Unit of Study “Tapping the Power of Nonfiction”) will be purchased and immediately help all current and incoming 6th graders. 

Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

Total Project Goal   $1,950

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Erin Diones

June 4, 2021

Christy Ward

May 25, 2021

Anonymous

May 25, 2021

Anonymous

May 25, 2021

Jeff Lanier

May 25, 2021

William Serlin

May 25, 2021

Kelly Beaudry-Rodgers

January 11, 2021

From a previous Reuther family! Go Crusaders!

ShashIkala Sabawat

December 30, 2020

Anonymous

December 29, 2020

Anonymous

December 29, 2020

Barbara Anness

December 28, 2020

Kanthi Bhamidipati

September 30, 2020

Michaiah McCollum

July 27, 2020

Heather Meloche

July 27, 2020

Mehul sonigra

March 9, 2020

Garataiah Kondari

March 9, 2020

Good Luck.

Heather Lanier

March 8, 2020

Good luck!

FULLY FUNDED! Reading With Danny the Dog at North Hill Elementary!

$875 of $750 raised
Reading with Danny the Dog!

FULLY FUNDED! Reading With Danny the Dog at North Hill Elementary!

$875 of $750 raised

                                   Reading With Danny the Dog!

♥ DONORS WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Tony Dimovski

February 15, 2020

Anonymous Donor

February 13, 2020

We love Mrs Harbin and our North Hill teachers!

Mary Clor

February 13, 2020

Happy Reading!

Amy Kuskowski

February 13, 2020

Sharon Stegall

February 12, 2020

Beth Stone

February 8, 2020

Debbie Murray

February 7, 2020

Jessica Coakley

February 7, 2020

🐶

Chris Cunningham

February 5, 2020

Alexandra Schuster

February 3, 2020

Sara Zironi Buniato

February 3, 2020

Kimberly Roshek

February 2, 2020

Marion, the books sound amazing. Happy reading.

Heathwr Schram

February 1, 2020

Who could deny a child a good dog book 🐶

Chrisanthy Volis

February 1, 2020

Marion Martin

February 1, 2020

What a great project!

Tracy Kleine

February 1, 2020

Enjoy the books, kindergarten students!! So thankful to see you excited to read 📚

Wendy Brugmann

February 1, 2020

Stephanie Barnes

February 1, 2020

Jessica Weiner

February 1, 2020

Spiros Xydas

January 31, 2020

Janelle Napolitano

January 31, 2020

Happy Reading!

Beth Brennan

January 31, 2020

Maria Munoz

January 31, 2020

Jill Volis

January 29, 2020

Brooke Phillips

January 29, 2020

Sarah King

January 29, 2020

Great idea!

Hello! My name is Mrs. Marion Harbin.

I am a Kindergarten teacher at North Hill Elementary School. I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to enhance our kindergarten classroom library and purchase the engaging Danny Collection of books that kids will be excited to read! 

The Danny Collection, by Mary Ruth books are created with colorful photographs and written specifically to engage blossoming readers from Early Emergent to Early Fluent levels.

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

The Danny Collection is a set of 95 Danny titles, as well as a set of 8 Danny chapter books and a plush Danny dog that will become a beloved new member of our “kindergarten family” as we snuggle up and read to him!

Together with the books, and online resources, I will be able to help nurture the love for reading and help foster the necessary reading skills of my students.

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

I am very excited to connect with the community and help my students learn. Thank you for positively impacting the education of our North Hill Kindergarteners! Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

  • 95 Books;
    • Single Book Of Each Title In Danny Sets 1 – 14
    • 4 Titles In The Scientist Danny Set
    • 6 Titles In The Danny And Grandma Ruth Set
    • A Copy Of Danny And Heather Share
    • A Copy Of Danny’s Resource Guide And DVD
  • Danny’s Big Adventure Chapter Books Set Single Book of Each Title (8 Books)
  • My Very Own Danny Plush-D
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $750

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

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Donation Total: $25.00

FULLY FUNDED! Reuther Middle School’s Mindfulness Space

$1,200 of $1,200 raised
Example of a Mindfulness Space

FULLY FUNDED! Reuther Middle School’s Mindfulness Space

$1,200 of $1,200 raised

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

Tree of Life Counseling

March 6, 2020

Glad to support this wonderful project!

Lisa Gross

December 13, 2019

I appreciate your intention to support mindfulness in the academic setting. Would love to see this at the other schools (Hart Middle School specifically, as my daughter will be attending there)

Hello! My name is Ms. Melina Chynoweth.

I am a Learning Consultant at Reuther Middle School. I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to create a Mindfulness Space within the supervised study skills classroom. 

This is my proposal’s compelling why…

Research shows that stress causes our brain’s ability to think logically to go “offline” because our bodies treat stress like a threat. Unfortunately there is a tremendous increase in stress, depression, and anxiety in today’s youth.

In Reuther’s supervised study skills classes, 33% of scheduled in students have been observed as falling into that category. In school, different learning environments may or may not work well for students and they may feel an increased level of stress working on group projects or on teams. Therefore, providing a space to our students where they can receive mindfulness-based interventions is important.

This space will provide students the opportunity to destress and practice mindfulness as they continue to learn. We need to help our students take a step back and teach their brains to focus on one task at a time so they are able to move forward and reach their maximum potential.

A separate mindfulness space within the supervised study skills classroom will benefit students who are not achieving at the same level as their peers due to the need for the tools, space and time to self regulate and refocus.

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

With your support, the following items and furniture will be purchased to create the mindfulness space and provide students with the opportunity to self-regulate, refocus, and reduce stress, anger, and/or anxiety and be fully engaged in the learning process.

Thank you for your consideration!

Any donation is appreciated!

Where Your Donation Goes

  • Small futon and/or couch
  • Table
  • Lamps
  • Floor pillows
  • Chair
  • Rug
  • Mindful sounds (waterfall, etc.)
  • Shelving
  • Bulletin board and wall accessories
  • Fidgets, coloring books, etc.
  • Clipboards
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $1,200

*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.

Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!

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Donation Total: $25.00

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RCS Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is independent from the Rochester Community Schools. The Foundation works in partnership with the school district to support educational programs that are above and beyond what the district could otherwise provide. The Foundation allows the community to support an outstanding education program in spite of state funding pressures. Your support of the Foundation makes a difference in the lives of Rochester Community Schools students.

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