Verner Elementary Creative Learning Space Raffle Ticket

A Special Fund Drive for a Brand New Creative Learning Classroom at Verner Elementary

This past July, Key Club Advisor and RSD Teacher, Michael MacConnell presented an opportunity for a grant to the Key Club. Remake Learning solicited applications for a Grant they called “Blueprint for Learning”. They would be awarding (16) $50,000 grants from the program. This Remake Learning grant is specifically aimed at designing and building a new type of classroom that encourages learning and creative opportunities that may not necessarily fit in with the day-to-day teaching that occurs in the regular classroom and will provide Verner with a unique environment.

Four of the Key Club seniors took the lead, Molly McCague, Emma Galiardi, Alivia Schultheis and Hannah Lowe and found themselves in a new and challenging situation. They decided the need was greatest at Verner and jumped into the grant writing application. The team attended an Awards Ceremony and Riverview Key Club won one of the $50,000 grants. According to Remake Learning’s requirements, the grant funds are to be spent on furniture and equipment for inside the new classroom space. The funds are not to be used to actually build or renovate the building. The team picked a spot at Verner that some walls will need to be removed and new walls built to provide the shell of the classroom. All of the related mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finishes will need to be done as the room is built. Creating this room is a significant investment of funds that are not in the current school budget.

You can support this community endeavor with your purchase of a raffle ticket to win a readers gift basket worth $200!  

Contents Include: $20 Mystery Lovers Bookshop Gift Certificate (valid online & In-Store), Signed First Edition of 'A Better Man' by Louise Penny, children's Medium Mystery Lovers Bookshop t-shirt, 'i' New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte, Vanity Fair Puzzle by the New York Puzzle Company, Capsized by Patricia Hutton, The Magic School Bus The Secret's of Space Activity Kit, The World Is Yours by Mary Engelbreit, The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan, Kiss Kiss, Yuck Yuck by Kyle Mewburn, Maze-O-Zoic by Joe Wos

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