Flood recovery-classroom supplies WNPS

$3,345 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 27 months
Libby Lawson Russell   NAVARRE, FL
The devastating storms that hit the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30, 2014, have greatly impacted our school. West Navarre Primary was the hardest hit school in our District.

We are asking the community and our family and friends to come together to help our teachers be able to replace some of the items in their classrooms that spent their own money on. Our teachers work hard to create an amazing and fun learning environment for each of our kids! They have put things in their classrooms like carpets, games, books, learning tools, just about anything that might make learning more fun and exciting! We are trying to raise about 500 for each classroom. What money that does get donated we will disperse to the teachers evenly.

Every dollar helps! No donation is too small!!! Let's show how proud we are to be a West Navarre Star!
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Update 5
27 months ago
West Navarre Primary: 'It's a huge loss, but it was better than I expected'
West Navarre
KATIE TAMMEN / Daily News
By KATIE TAMMEN / Daily News
Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 14:49 PM.

NAVARRE "” A steady stream of parents and district employees were in and out of West Navarre Primary as the school reopened its doors for the first time since it was flooded in last week's storms.

Only 11 classrooms, the front office area, the media center, the cafeteria and the kitchen escaped water damage. The rest of the school had between 1 and 2 inches of standing water in it.

"It's a huge loss, but it was better than I expected," said Principal Sandi Eubanks as she stood in front of the exposed concrete floor in the main hallway. "It's still a mess."

Piles of carpet and classroom supplies, double the height of the school's oldest students, sat outside the school Monday waiting to be trashed.

The school had to remove 98,400 square feet worth of carpet, according to Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick.

The replacement flooring costs will top $250,000.

"I was here Saturday and I was so scared, I said, "˜OK. I want a noon report, I want a 2 o'clock report, I want a 5 o'clock report.' " Wyrosdick said Monday morning as he oversaw the delivery of donated carpet squares to one of the hardest hit schools in Santa Rosa County.

An installation date wasn't clear Monday.

In addition to the flooring, the students will need to avoid the school's playgrounds until the sand can be replaced. Every school south of Interstate 10 will have its white sand replaced as a precaution, Wyrosdick said.

That will costs about $5,000.

The district is looking at a total cost of about $700,000 for repairs to all its properties.

Teachers were only allowed back into the K-2 school Sunday evening, so many were still putting their classrooms back together Monday morning.

All the first-grade classrooms were damaged and all but three of the kindergarten classes had issues, Eubanks said.

Only half of the 16 second-grade classrooms were damaged.

The cafeteria, media center and art classroom all had multiple classes in them so that teachers could reorganize classrooms with help from parents.

Eubanks said they're managing with the odd set of circumstances.

People from all over the community are offering their time or supplies to help the school resume normal operations as soon as possible.
"We are resilient," Eubanks said.

Want to help? An account has been set up to help teachers repurchase classroom items destroyed by water at www.gofundme.com/8tfigg

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Update 4
27 months ago
So very thankful for such an amazing school!! We have the very best administration and teachers!! Everyone is back to school today!! Let's come together and give these teachers a huge check this Friday!! If you see a teacher this week, hug their neck and tell them how much you appreciate them! They spend so much time and energy making our kids school day the very best it can be! They love what they do and they pour that love into our kids!!! Let's love on them!!!! Thanks so much to all who have donated so far!!! I know for sure it is so appreciated!!!
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Update 3
27 months ago
Thank you all so very much for all your donations to our amazing school! Our teachers are absolutely amazing! So thankful that my girls are attending school here! The teachers and staff always go above and beyond to make sure that our kids have what they need and they create an amazing learning environment. Please donate what you can so that our teachers can replace some of the items in their classrooms that have purchased with their own money!!!
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Update 2
27 months ago

Wednesday morning we found out our school was not watertight. Mrs. Eubanks added a few tears to the hallways. Carpets were removed and LOTS of fans were brought in to dry out the hallways to prepare for the kids to come back on Monday!
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April Clawson
27 months ago

My three oldest children have attended or currently attend WNPS. These teachers are amazing. They go above and beyond the call of duty for our kids. Every year, they dig deep into their own pockets to buy supplies and necessities for their classrooms. Many of those supplies and items were ruined by the crazy rain we had this week. It would be amazing to be able to give each of our teachers some money to replace some of the supplies items lost in their rooms....items like the area rugs on the floor to soften the room, bean bag chairs around the reading area, books they've collected over the years to share with their kids. These are things that the district didn't provide for them, things they paid for out of pocket. Let's come together as a community and show WNPS teachers how much we love and appreciate everything they do for our kiddos.

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$3,345 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 27 months
Created May 1, 2014
Libby Lawson Russell  
  Emergencies   NAVARRE, FL
CS
$25
Candace Slepica
27 months ago

Hope this helps. Glad to support my grandson's , Thaddeus Slepica, school. If you need supplies please let us know!! Thank you teachers for all you do for our children!!

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KB
$200
Kathy & Bruce Boud
27 months ago

Hope you are up and running soon!!

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SC
$100
St. Simon's on the Sound Episcopal Church
27 months ago

The children and families are in our prayers. Easter blessings!

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DM
$50
Donald & Jennifer Mashburn
27 months ago

We love WNPS! Our son attends first grade here and the teachers always go above and beyond to make sure he receives the best education possible.

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DK
$100
Deb Kuhr
27 months ago

My grandson attended this school with Libby's girls prior to his move last year - it is an A+ rated school and deserves our support!

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JG
$100
Jenny Granse
27 months ago
JB
$40
June Barrow
27 months ago

I'll be praying that the school can raise the money needed to fix up this school.

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$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
VT
$20
Victoria Thomas
27 months ago
$50
Patti Peacher
27 months ago
April Clawson
27 months ago

My three oldest children have attended or currently attend WNPS. These teachers are amazing. They go above and beyond the call of duty for our kids. Every year, they dig deep into their own pockets to buy supplies and necessities for their classrooms. Many of those supplies and items were ruined by the crazy rain we had this week. It would be amazing to be able to give each of our teachers some money to replace some of the supplies items lost in their rooms....items like the area rugs on the floor to soften the room, bean bag chairs around the reading area, books they've collected over the years to share with their kids. These are things that the district didn't provide for them, things they paid for out of pocket. Let's come together as a community and show WNPS teachers how much we love and appreciate everything they do for our kiddos.

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