San Bruno Bowling Center - Banquet Room
154 W Main St, Woodland, CA 95695
Dingle Elementary School PTA
MOSAIC Children's Museum
Presenting Non-Profits Letters of Intent
Dingle Elementary School PTA - Reading Program
These days, there’s no elementary school in Woodland like C.E. Dingle Elementary. Truly, there’s a heart and an energy that started in 2020 in spite of a pandemic and has continued to grow into the 2022 - 2023 academic year.
Part of the growth taking place in the school is attributable to a passionate Educational Leadership committee that started in 2019 and is singularly focused on bringing all 325 Dingle scholars to at or above grade level in the next three years.
Part of the growth is thanks to the energy and experience of our second-year Principal, Mrs. Laura Valencia. Laura came to Dingle from Edison Elementary in the San Juan District absolutely brimming with ideas, enthusiasm and real-world classroom experience. She cares deeply for the diverse student body - 77 percent of whom qualify for free/reduced lunch and many of whom are part of the immigrant program, are living in foster care or whose family is experiencing homelessness. A veteran Dual Immersion teacher and administrator, she leads all efforts with an eye toward academic achievement in two languages.
Part of the growth comes from a compassionate and invested community-parent-teacher association. A group of individuals who believe in the potential of a school to achieve when parents, caregivers and scholars prioritize education and communicate expectations, emphasize attendance and share goals early and often. A belief made ever more imperative following a year plus of distance learning during COVID 19.
All together, Dingle is a place worth investing. Please consider awarding the Community Parent Teacher Association $4,000 in funding to develop our culture of reading at the school.
We humbly ask you to fund our reading culture with a sight Word Mural Project for the following reasons:
● Murals make neighborhoods beautiful. Dingle is Woodland’s downtown neighborhood school. When neighbors pass by Cross, Elm and Oak they will take pride in the aesthetic beauty and intentionality of the mural at Dingle Elementary. Just as murals boost the economic in business centers, a mural at Dingle Elementary will remind scholars of the earning potential that comes with achieving high academic success.1
● Site words are valuable because recognizing words by sight helps kids become faster, more fluent readers. Many sight words are tricky to read and spell — they aren't spelled the way they sound. By publishing the site word lists in a beautiful mural scholars at Dingle Elementary will be constantly reminded of the emphasis the school has on literacy.
About C.E. Dingle Elementary and the Community Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Dingle Elementary website: https://dingle.wjusd.org/
Dingle Community PTA website: https://sites.google.com/view/dinglepta/home
The vision for C.E. Dingle Elementary School staff is to educate students to become productive and contributing members of our democratic society. The C.E. Dingle Elementary School staff believes that all students can learn and are entitled to a positive educational experience that celebrates student achievement. The staff, in conjunction with the school community, is committed to providing quality programs that meet the educational needs of our diverse student population and prepares them to successfully meet future challenges.
Dingle Elementary School PTA
dingle.wjusd.org 501(c)(3) 23-7081313
Progress Ranch is a mental health agency that serves vulnerable children and families. Our vision is to instill hope and help our children transition from our care into safe, secure, lifelong relationships. Specifically, the children we work with are between the ages of 6 and 13 and most of them have lived in foster care. The severe neglect and abuse they experienced have caused them to develop mental health conditions that make it impossible for them to safely live in a family environment. The children live with us in 2 houses, located in Davis, and we provide 24/7 staffing with trained mental health youth counselors, therapists, and other mental health specialists. Our boys learn how to live with a family and begin healing from their trauma while they are with us. After about 6 months, most are able to move into a family, weather that is a foster family, birth family (such as a grandparent or aunt/uncle), adoption, or guardianship.
The houses our boys live in were built in the 60’s and have become worn over time; our resources are very limited, especially as we continue to manage the costs of COVID and inflation. We continually repair beds, shelves, and other furniture, and make do to patch issues as they are discovered, but really what the bedrooms need is a fresh coat of paint, flooring (in some rooms), new curtains, beds, and toyboxes as well as damage repaired that was previously temporarily patched. These changes completely transform the bedrooms into spaces our boys are excited about and proud of.
We have been able to refresh two of the bedrooms and our kids are so enthusiastic about their new spaces. These updates make them feel valued and motivate them to respect the houses and themselves. Some of our children have never experienced life in a bright, well-kept, home- the opportunity to change their physical environment is also the opportunity to help give them this experience.
Progress Ranch now has a handyman who will maintain the bedrooms and ensure that they do not fall into disrepair again and will continue benefitting children for years to come. The upfront cost of the initial work is a significant barrier to accomplishing this important project. Our children deserve to live in an uplifting space that supports their mental health and inspires hope and joy.
Alyssum Maguire Guy Williams
Executive Director President
www.progressranch.org 501(c)(3) 94-2354732
MOSAIC Children's Museum - A Place Where Children Learn By Playing
Who We Are
As a member of the Association of Children's Museums, our MISSION is to provide an environment that enlightens, inspires and empowers children in their lifelong learning journey while developing their imaginations and artistic abilities
What We Do
MOSAIC (Museum of Science, Art, Imagination and Creativity) provides irresistible learning experiences delivered through three learning platforms; Exhibits, Programs & Resources, developed using state mandated Educational Standards, especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math (STREAM)
What We Need Funds For
We seek $5000 from 100 Men to sponsor Giant Light Bright Exhibit; an interactive light wall that teaches artistic creativity and teamwork using a wall mounted light base and hundreds of colored pegs that fit on the base to make any image you can come up with - think Lite Brite, the toy we all had as kids, only 100 times the size!
Thank you for your consideration!
Board Member & Marketing Committee Head
MOSAIC Children's Museum
www.MOSAICChildrensMuseum.org 501(c)(3) 81-3066976