Primrose School of Middleton

On August 20, 2018 Middleton, WI was devastated by massive flooding, and Primrose School of Middleton was hit hard.  The school has been temporarily relocated to Blackhawk Church, but they are focused on returning as soon as possible.

Mark and Amanda Kienbaum, the owners, opened the school in August 2016. As you can imagine, new business owners and parents to three young daughters, this is catastrophic to their livelihood. Parents and teachers alike have been volunteering countless hours to get the school operational again. That time and effort has been tremendous, but now is the time where we need your dollars to help us replace things we can’t fix with our own hands. 

We understand that this is a tough ask...private, high end daycare in need of funds.  However, what you may not know is how amazing the Kienbaum family truly is, and what a wonderful and gifted group of teachers they have supporting them on a daily basis.

In the two years since opening, Mark and Amanda, alongside the teachers and support staff, have put together a "Spring Fling" annual fundraiser in which they donate to a local charity. Additionally, they carry out the Primrose Promise year-round giving to charity through donations and works with families and students. In 2017 they donated to a local Middleton Police Officer, Katie Barrios, who suffered from Grade IV Glioblastoma – a very aggressive, malignant brain tumor. In 2018 Primrose School of Middleton raised donations for the Ronald McDonald House in Madison.  Mark and Amanda have additionally created charitable giving events for Primrose students that have benefited REACH-A-Child, Middleton Outreach Ministry, the Madison Reading Project, and Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. In total, the Primrose School of Middleton has donated over $30,000 to give back to the community and children. 

The Primrose Promise has been, and will continue to be, an opportunity to teach our children about empathy, social needs, and giving back. At the end of the day Primrose School of Middleton is a community deeply rooted in the act of kindness and giving; they are so much more than a daycare. 

Our hope is to rebuild our school as if the flooding never occurred. We will never forget the devastation, or the sense of hopelessness, we are striving to move forward and rebuild this loving and generous community. 

Here are the costs we are facing... and every little bit helps!  We are deeply appreciative of your consideration and gratitude.

Teacher Resource Room Cabinet - $850 
 Explorers Media Cabinet - $650 
Changing tables Cabinetry - $2000
Desks in Preschool/Pre-K/Explorers Classrooms - $1665 each
Classroom Doors - $250 each
Dramatic Play Kitchen unit - $308 each Toddler Classroom
Dramatic Play Kitchen unit - $532 each Preschool/Explorers Classrooms
Toy shelves - $250 each 
Circle Time Rugs - $360 each  


Donations (0)

  • Nicole Gallman 
    • $250 
    • 11 mos
  • Sommer Gromowski 
    • $250 
    • 11 mos
  • Keiko Kuriyama  
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Jaye Buelow 
    • $250 
    • 11 mos
  • Jingjun Shen 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos

Fundraising team: Rebuilding Primrose Committee (6) 

Kathryn Bruckner 
Raised $1,340 from 7 donations
Middleton, WI
Jessie Pollack Gulden 
Team member
Raised $1,205 from 7 donations
Kellye Golden 
Team member
Raised $350 from 4 donations
Tod Sloan 
Team member
Raised $350 from 4 donations
Abby Beth Hunnicutt 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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