Every year, teachers across the country use their own funds to support their classrooms. The Adopt-A-Class funds are spent on important, basic classroom supplies such as ink cartridges, file folders, notebooks, craft supplies, etc. Reading books from Scholastic, as well as math, phonics, vocabulary and geography manipulatives, which are needed for the Montessori classroom, have been purchased. A few teachers purchased wall clocks, bulletin and magnet boards to enhance their rooms.
This year, we are making it even easier to participate in VSY’s Adopt-A-Class program. With more options in amounts to donate and our new option to donate via credit card through the VSY PTA website. The financial support of friends, families and businesses in our community help create a foundation for the success of our school. They are the Blocks, Bricks, and Mortar of our program!
Another exciting change to our program this year is the automatic percentage applied to our community programs: Art, Music, Science, Spanish, Media Center, Speech, Physical Education, Montessori Materials, Reading Specialist & ESE. These programs can no longer specifically be adopted. Instead, a portion each donation will be used to adopt the specials and each teacher’s cap has been increased to allow funding of these adoptions. These programs are to the benefit of our entire community and historically have seen less participation in the Adopt-A-Class program. As the entire VSY community benefits, we are excited to ensure that they are adopted as well!
Our wonderful donors are listed on the Bulletin Board maintained in the school’s main entrance and Virginia’s List which is updated with information for any donator whose contribution totaled $250 or more. Virginia’s List is VSY’s own version of Angie’s List! When your air conditioning breaks or when you need a pediatric dentist, please look to our Virginia’s List to find a resource. These businesses have supported our school so we should support them! As well, this coming year, we will be return to the practice of including individual/family donators at the end of Virginia’s List for donations totaling $250 or more. In addition, sponsors are thanked in our school newsletter, the Pioneer View.
Block ($250 donation), Brick ($150 donation) or Mortar ($50 donation)
If you want to pay with check or money order, please download form, attach your contribution and deliver to the drop box in the front office or mail to: VSY Adopt-A-Class • 101 NW 11th Ave. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301