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Giving Tree Project

Beginning on December 3rd, our school will collect food items for needy families. The food will be donated to Sacred Heart Food Closet to prepare food baskets. Sacred Heart Food Closet is in most need of peanut butter, canned fruit, canned tuna, corn muffin mix, canned soup, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, pasta noodles, canned vegetables, powdered milk, pinto or other dried beans, bags of rice, etc. We will collect these items until Thursday, December 18th. When a child brings in an item, they will be given a paper ornament to decorate and place on our giving tree at the front of our school hallway! Thank you for all your help! If you have any questions, please contact our principal, Mrs. Allen. Remember, every food item helps ensure that one child or adult in our community will not go to be bed hungry!

We Made It on the News Again!

OnTheNewsThis is the second time in the last few years that our classroom has made it onto the nightly news! Last Wednesday, Action News Now came to discuss the amazing impact that has made in our classroom over the last five years. We have had more proposals funded than anyone in the area (55 and counting!), and we benefit from these generous donations on a daily basis! If you missed the chance to see yourself on TV, or simply want to spread the word about DonorsChoose or our own classroom wishlist, please click on the photo.


One Vote = $1 to Wilson! #GiveWithTarget

Give With TargetSummer is winding down, and we’re all gathering supplies for a new school year. In order to save some much needed money, I want to share an easy way to donate funds to our school, at no cost to you! The Give With Target program is donating a maximum of $5,000,000 to schools nationwide, all through simple online votes (no registration or purchase required!). Wilson Elementary needs 25 votes to qualify (and receive the first $25), and every vote thereafter is another dollar for our school! Each person is allowed to vote every three days, and voting will take place until September 21st! That’s a great time frame to get a large number of votes! Please help us spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, email, and word of mouth by using the following short link: Our staff and students thank you for your help!

We’re Running L…o…w…

Parents, if you’re able, we could really use a helping hand! We’re nearly (and in some cases, completely) out of the following items: pencils, facial tissue, and disinfectant wipes. We’d really appreciate your help! :)

Spring into Reading with Dr. Seuss!

I don’t normally post our current DonorsChoose proposals at the top of our site (you can always view those in the Wilson Wishlist on your right and at But this time, I’d like to make an exception! Read Across America day (its date being chosen to honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday) is coming up on March 2nd. The students in our class have requested more Dr. Seuss books be put on our shelves and in order to do so, I have once again turned to DonorsChoose! This year alone, the donors at DonorsChoose have provided us with nutrition books, a year’s supply of pencils and erasers, alternative energy kits, the Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Inventors & Scientists book series, and manipulatives to understand the concept of time. After posting this particular proposal, it was brought to my attention that it qualified for partial funding via Horace Mann. This means that it will only cost $89 to fund instead of $177 (if we move quick!). I would very much appreciate your help in spreading Spring into Reading with Dr. Seuss! to others you feel can contribute, or of course, contribute yourself! What a great surprise it would be to have Dr. Seuss books on our shelves in time for Read Across America!

Box Tops for Education: My Class Essentials

Box Tops for EducationWilson Elementary has been collecting Box Tops for Education box tops for quite some time now. In addition to our school’s collection, there is now an option of teacher registries! These are similar to bridal or wedding registries, where those requesting products can create lists that are easy for a potential purchaser to view. I’ve added a few items to our new class registry, so click on My Class Essentials and take a look! We are always in need of cleaning wipes, pencils, and facial tissue. Thanks for your support!

DonorsChoose Funding!

Well, folks, I have to say it yet again. I LOVE DONORSCHOOSE! Within the last two days, we have had three proposals completely funded and one 3/4 funded! The grand total is just under $1,000! Two days!!!

Soon to arrive: One Canon Powershot Digital Camera, five books on various native Californian tribes, and multiple writing helpers.

As those of you at Back to School Night heard, writing will be a major focus for our entire school. The writing supplies we will receive from DonorsChoose (five different items in all; only one is seen above) will really help the progress of our writing!


Happy New Year!!! I have got the BEST news! Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down? Our class had FIVE DonorsChoose proposals funded over Winter Break! FIVE! We’re really going to get a chance to practice our thank you letters now!!! :D I am in shock! Below is part of what’s heading our way!