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Raised by 344 people in 4 months
Created January 5, 2019
As many of you are aware, Mr. Poplardo , a veteran teacher at Fox Lane High School who has been rated a "Highly Effective" teacher, advisor and coach for the better part of 30 years was recently suspended for showing a cable news video to his senior class.  The lesson was intended to prepare them for some of the pitfalls they might face in college.  The district administration viewed the video as controversial and suspended him without pay for one month.  Both current and former students, however, were thankful for what they call, "Mr. Pop's  Stay Safe" lesson.   I'm starting this GoFundMe so we can rally together to help him pay for some of his family expenses and healthcare costs during this difficult period.  Anything is appreciated.  Thank you!
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Hi all,
Lots of interesting logo and slogan choices received.
I appreciate the efforts of all who submitted ideas. To streamline the process I have narrowed our choice to 4 "finalist". Please provide input about the logos and slogans finalists by going to the short survey form at this internet page. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWIFVup9Cg1ufK2IlXE2TgVZdwA60C5mI4SOdMHioPwU0tYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

A logo & slogan decision will be made on 3/18.
The winner(s) will earn "bragging rights" & will be the co-chair of our Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee will award two $500 scholarships to graduating students who BOLDLY STOOD-UP when it would have been easier to become a Bystander.

The printed printed jerseys will be distributed free of charge (while supplies last) before the next public hearing (Date not set yet. Expected it to be on or about April 15).
Thank you for your support,
Mike Poplardo
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Hi all,
As you may know, I wrote many personal thank you notes and planned to write a thank you note to each person who contributed to this gofundme campaign by adding their comments or by making a donation. I wrote about 100 personal notes before our story received national attention (on Fox News, the Daily Wire, and many other online news and opinion sources). The attention inspired so many good, caring people to reach out with words and donations on this platform and others. I apologize for not being able to keep up with the personal thank you notes and hope that you all know how much my family and I appreciate your support.

In an earlier update I expressed my intentions to work to earn the donations flooding in. I have designed a logo and a slogan that I believe captures the essence of our struggle but I think there is likely people receiving this email who are more talented at such creative efforts so I invite all interested parties to submit a logo and/or a slogan via email to mrpoplardo2@gmail.com . I will narrow down the submissions to three (one will be my designs) and then ask you all to vote to choose the logo and slogan to be print on the blank purple Under Armour jerseys I have already ordered. In about one month the printed jerseys will be made available, at no cost ( while supplies last) as another thank you. The printed shirts will be made available at the site and time of the next administrative hearing and will be made available in other ways. The person(s) who submits the “winning” logo and/or slogan will also be invited to co-chair our new scholarship committee. The Scholarship committee will award 2 $500 scholarships to graduating students who have demonstrated the courage to STAND-UP when it would have been easier to stand-by.

Lastly, adults are who would like to know more about this evolving story may follow my twitter feed Michael Poplardo @Ypurplesnowman .
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We would like it thank all of you for your continued support of Michael and his family. It means a great deal to them! Moving forward, Michael will post updates to the case on Twitter. We encourage adult supporters to follow Michael ‘s Twitter feed: Michael Poplardo @Ypurplesnowman

Thanks for your generosity and good wishes!
Warmest Regards,
Andrew
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Michael was interviewed live today on the Michael Knowles Show ( Daily Wire). His story which is also your story is really starting to be heard. He didn't get an opportunity to correct the BCSD's "2 warnings lie" but it is a GREAT INTERVIEW.
https://www.dailywire.com/podcasts/42603/ep-286-indoctrination-101-conservative-teachers
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