On Monday, a change.org petition was created by Waterbury resident, Precious Price, in order to prevent the closure of Macdonough Elementary School. Macdonough Elementary School is a vital part of the Middletown community, and provides education for 240 students in kindergarten to fifth grade. The closure was proposed by the Ad Hoc School Closure Committee in order to resolve budget issues. However, members of the community have expressed their fears that the loss of Macdonough will have a negative impact on local children and families who rely on the close proximity of the school to their homes.
I think this is cool. A teacher from the Macdonough Elementary School just north of Wesleyan has begun a fundraising campaign to take her class of K-2 students on a field trip. She is raising money for her students to go visit the Bronx Zoo, a trip that would intersect with their literacy and science units.
The way this particular donation site works is that lots of small donations really help build visibility. So you could give $1 – $5 and help get Macdonough more visibility! As Ms. Currier says, “Demographics do not have to equal destiny. Together, I know we can make a difference for kids who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. This field trip will mean the world to them as we let the zoo capture their hearts.” Check out the campaign!
Hannah Reuman ’13 tells us of the upcoming info sessions:
Want to work with really cute kids? Tutor with WesReads/WesMath this semester and work with students on their math and reading skills at MacDonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School right here in Middletown! You only need to be able to dedicate one hour of your time per week in order to be involved.
Brief information/training sessions will be held in Albritton 311 (top top floor)
For Returning Tutors-
THIS Sat. (9/8) 2:30-3:30 pm
Tues. (9/11) 4:30-5:30 pm