Partners of Dorris wish to express tremendous gratitude and appreciation to the Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood (EVRNC) Council for our first grant of $4,000. The funds from this generous grant will be used by our Tigers in our musical instrument program. Thanks to the generous support of the EVRNC they are helping make a difference in the lives of our students, family, and our community.
NPR Radio Feature on Dorris Place Library Grand Reopening to Air
Vanessa Romo, an education beat reporter from KPCC (89.3FM) heard about the success of our Library Grand Reopening and wanted to see it for herself. She scheduled an interview and spoke with POD, Principal Susan Schmidt, and LAUSD Board Member Bennett Kayser. The special report will air either on Friday, April 13th or Monday, April 16th during the program All Things Considered 3:30pm – 6:30pm on KPCC 89.3 FM. Stay tuned!
If you are not by a radio you can stream the program live on the internet at http://www.scpr.org/programs/all-things-considered/ – click on the listen live tab. You can also download the free KPCC Radio app from iTunes to stream the program from your smart phone.
Let’s raise funds to get our children a PE teacher – si se puede!
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Due to LAUSD budget cuts we have been without a PE teacher to offer our students for too many years to count. This situation is unfair and unacceptable to our young students, especially when they are at such a crucial stage in their physical development. Physical Education not only helps tremendously with endurance and coordination during a time when students’ bodies are growing and changing at dizzyingly rapid pace, but also helps fight serious health risks like childhood obesity and early on-set diabetes.
We have taken matters into our own hands and organized a group of volunteers who are now planning a school-wide Tiger Training Day Fitness Fair & Walkathon to show the importance of fighting childhood obesity and diabetes as well as raising the money to fund our own Physical Education Instructor on Friday, May 25, 2012. Don’t forget your walking (or running) shoes!
We look forward to your support and participation on this special event. There will be a number of fitness stations, demonstrations, as well as a fun and friendly student competition with laps per grade. There will be booths, limited edition fashionable t-shirt sales, free entry raffle ticket for a new bicycle, and more.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for information on sponsorships, booths, scheduling your demonstration, volunteer opportunities and making a donation. You can also click on the button below to make your donation now. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm and support.