DonorsChoose.org is a crowdfunding website where public school teachers can post projects to be funded by individuals and organizations around the world. Oxford has its first 2013-14 project posted, ready for funding: “Safety First!”
This project will provide safety backpacks for every classroom on campus, allowing the teachers and community to be better prepared for emergencies, particularly earthquakes.
“Safety First!”, organized through Ms. Vines’s classroom, will be fund-able for four months, but for just THREE DAYS, “Women in Hedge Funds” is offering matching funds for any donation to any project, nationwide—use the use PromoCode “100WOMEN” to get funds matched. No time like the present! Please share the link with neighbors, grandparents, friends, colleagues (particularly corporations that like to do matching funds or support public schools):
From the Principal:
At last week’s Community Meeting, the upcoming School Raffle and Spring Dance were announced to the students and families in attendance. The Dance is on Friday, March 21st. Hope to see you all there. And please sell those tickets! There are a lot of great prizes available.
Another upcoming event is the first School Auction (off-site and adults only) on Friday, April 18th. We want everyone to know they are wanted and welcome to attend. Berkeley schools pull students from all over the city, which helps to create a unique and rich community. I am hoping our Auction will also represent our diverse school community. Please consider talking to a parent in your child’s classroom and encouraging him/her to attend the auction. Sometimes that personal invitation helps people to feel welcome.