Historical Learning Experience Campaign

Hello all! As many of you know, I teach third grade at Patrick Henry Elementary School, and am so glad that you are willing to support the school's Historic Learning Experience this Spring. From Arlington, the fourth graders will head down on an overnight trip to Williamsburg and Jamestown to learn about the history of colonial America.

Because of our proximity to the Pentagon, a fair number of our students come from military families. Also, a number of our students are first-generation Americans, and this trip really helps build their pride in Virginia and America. Needless to say, all of our students are really looking forward to the entire experience.

The students have to raise $15,000 for the trip and have a robust schedule of fundraisers lined up, including soliciting corporate sponsorship from neighborhood businesses. But the reality is that there is only so much that the school and these families can raise. We want to ensure these deserving kids can have a great trip, and therefore Justin and I are turning to our friends for help "“ we know many of you have kids at their own schools with similar demands, but we hope you can help out here too. Our students regularly raise awareness and money for several local and national nonprofits, including the Wounded Warrior Project, a homeless shelter and the Animal Welfare League. Let's support them as they support so many others!

Our goal is to raise $5,000 through this effort. Please know that your individual contributions will collectively guarantee mission success with this fundraising campaign. And because we want to ensure that the full amount of your donations go directly to the historic trip, Justin and I are going to donate $500 to cover all of the administrative costs of the fundraising (and the remainder will go to the trip). Also, please note that we will submit the money we raise to the school in two weeks on February 17, 2014, so we encourage you to make your contributions today.

Thank you for making this incredible experience a reality for our kids!

  • Jennah Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 87 mos
  • john chernesky 
    • $50 
    • 88 mos
  • Julia Carter 
    • $300 
    • 88 mos
  • Melissa Sullivan 
    • $15 
    • 89 mos
  • Sheree & Bruce Bracco 
    • $25 
    • 89 mos
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Justin Constantine 
Arlington, VA
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