Picking Up The Pieces!
I know that the computers and the smart boards will be replaced by the school, but the other little things that make the classroom feel awesome and help make learning fun are really important. I don't know a lot about insurance and stuff, but my mom said that the school is taking care of you. We will be bringing you the first donation check on Friday, the 17th, but we will keep this site open for more donors since you need more stuff in your classroom still like beanbags and things like that.
We hope that this fundraiser and ALLLLLLL of the people (some of them are strangers) that have donated really will help you to Pick Up The Pieces. Yesterday, in English class, Sydney and I were called to the front of the whole class (not where I'm most comfortable) and our teacher, Mrs. Faris had seen us on the news on Friday. She was surprised to see her students and she was proud of us that we were standing up for what we believed in. I think it's really cool to see that people donate to repair stuff and don't think about what the bad guys did.
We can't change what happened, but we can be excited about the future, we can smile, and we can say, "KINDNESS ALWAYS WINS."
If you're reading this, thank you. That means that you're either Ms. Oney or Ms. Peckham, you're someone that loves them, or someone that loves us... Maybe you're a stranger, but not for long!
We had a super cool day today and we're having a sleepover to watch all of the news stories tonight. How many other kids are spending their Friday night watching the news???????
Before we say anything else, we want to take a second to thank everyone who has donated this week to our teachers. We have learned this week that KINDNESS ALWAYS WINS!
We had soooooo much fun with news interviews today and got to tell them about how to help Ms. Peckham and Ms. Oney. We don't know how else to say it, but it's super cool. Here are the links to the news stories and the videos:
Treasure Box (with rewards)
Floor Pillows/ Bean Bags
Girls I am so VERY Proud of you. When I heard of your effort I got chocked up. To think former students of the school thought so much about their teachers and the school that they would do this is one of the most amazing tributes I have ever experienced to our educational system. You are a tribute to your families, your school and most importantly yourself. You are all great examples of the good things about today's educational system. You have learned invaluable lessons of Life. Take care of those who take care of you and these teachers, who you now stand for, took care of you and taught you. I am Proud of everything the three of you stand for....excellence. Thank you for being amazing graduates of Steve Schorr Elementary School.
Make sure you vote too... **Please take a minute to VOTE and HELP "2" of our amazing teachers at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School.** Channel 3 has partnered with Barrick Gold to offer a new recognition program for CCSD Teachers called "One Classroom at a Time". They are now accepting nominations for the month of January. One deserving teacher will be selected to receive $1,000 to use in their classroom. Leslie Oney, a 5th grade teacher and Lacey Peckham, a 4th grade teacher returned to school after the 2 week winter break to find their classrooms (which are outside portables) completely ransacked and vandalized. The vandals sprayed the fire extinguisher, spread paint, soda, and water everywhere, damaged their computers and expensive equipment, and pretty much destroyed their entire classroom. Will you please take the time to VOTE for these teachers? Every little bit will HELP get them back on their feet and back in their classrooms teaching. Since there are "2 Teachers" that had classrooms vandalized, let's submit both of their names. JANUARY: Vote for Leslie Oney (5th Grade Teacher) FEBRUARY: Vote for Lacey Peckham (4th Grade Teacher) Please start your votes now, we could use your support!!!! Even if one teacher wins, I'm sure they would split the money to help put their classrooms back together. Help us spread the word to vote. THANK YOU!!!!!!! http://www.mynews3.com/content/community/OCAAT/default.aspx
Girls you are some amazing people ! I wish I could donate but unfortunately right now I can't , but I have spread the word of your guy's amazing idea and I hope that helps! Keep up your Amazing work to help 2 amazing teachers and mentors! -Ms.Fernandez
Congratulations on a job well done, young ladies! It is so touching to see you give so much of yourselves to help others. Not only do Mrs. Oney and Ms. Peckham appreciate it, but the students and their parent as well! Schorr has some amazing teachers, but the students are pretty spectacular too!!
Ladies you are absolutely amazing for setting this up! Seriously so impressed and proud of you both! The response is amazing as well and I love seeing this number keep going up.
Thank you Callie & Sydney for setting up this fundraiser for our teachers. You are such great examples to those around you. We really appreciate your LOVE towards our Schorr family. Once a Super Star always a Super Star!! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!!! You girls ROCK!!!!!
Callie and Sydney, you make me so proud! I am in tears because of your thoughtful spirit. You are one of the many reasons that Ms. Oney and Ms. Peckham love teaching. I couldn't be prouder of you both!!! You are Schorr Superstars to say the least!