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Adaptive Art for All!

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Adaptive Art for All!

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Adaptive Art for All! Project

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!

♥ DONOR WALL OF SUPPORT ♥

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Suzanne Dunn

November 17, 2019
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Steven Fulkerson

November 9, 2019

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

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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!

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Alisa Sarkic

November 5, 2019
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Karen Schaefer

October 31, 2019

What a wonderful opportunity for our ATPS students!

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Sue Srock

October 30, 2019

A donation well deserved.

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Anne Burcz

October 29, 2019
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Mary Crimmings

October 28, 2019
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Jen Brown

October 28, 2019
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Amy Kesler

October 28, 2019
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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… 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!

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Sandra Mazza

October 28, 2019

What a great program.

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Jeni Hester

October 28, 2019
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Debra Hartman

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Kurt Wasiluk

October 28, 2019
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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!

Elementary Field Trips Fund

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Elementary Field Trips Fund

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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.

Swim for Success!

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Swim for Success

Hello! My name is Ms. Anna Tansey!

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 teach 10 students between the ages of 18-26 years old, mostly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as having sensory processing issues.

As many of my students have sensory processing issues, swimming can be extremely calming on the body. Many families note that after swimming, their students can better cope with everyday stresses. As adults with special needs, going out into the community is their opportunity to be around their non-disabled peers and have exposure to various activities that will give them a meaningful life.

More about my project…

As research from the National Autism Association reports, between 2009 and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% of the total U.S. deaths reported in individuals with autism who had wandered away from their homes, schools, or caregivers. Water can hold a special appeal to individuals on the spectrum, however, this fascination can be dangerous if the student is not supervised or does not know how to swim.

ATPS has partnered with the North Oakland YMCA to give students an opportunity to swim in their zero-depth pool once a week at a low cost. The YMCA has two lifeguards on staff at all times and students have the opportunity to use pool equipment including pool noodles, wheelchair lifts, kick-boards, life jackets, and diving sticks. Additionally, the YMCA pool facility has amazing family locker rooms where students will practice daily living skills such as dressing and undressing in a private changing room.

♥ This is where you can help! ♥

Help us reach our goal!

With your support, RCS students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing issues will have the opportunity to learn and practice swimming skills in a comfortable, safe, and fun environment 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

  • ATPS students’ weekly attendance at the North Oakland YMCA
  • Opportunity for all 10 students to swim in a zero-depth pool
  • Two lifeguards on staff at all times
  • Access to use pool equipment including pool noodles, wheelchair lifts, kick-boards, life jackets, and diving sticks
  • Access to amazing family locker rooms where students will practice daily living skills such as dressing and undressing in a private changing room
  • 3rd party payment processing fee
  • Fulfillment labor & materials

Total Project Goal   $905.56

*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 ♥

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November 5, 2019

Love this! ❤️

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November 5, 2019
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NEELOSHAN SELVARAJ

November 5, 2019

Good luck, and thanks for all that you are doing.

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Laura Gluhanich

October 29, 2019

Thank you for all that you do!

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Amy Kesler

October 28, 2019
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Prakash Peranandam

October 28, 2019

All the Best..!!

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Sandra Mazza

October 28, 2019

Such a great program. Thanks for all you do.

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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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