Raise a paddle to our future on March 11
Posted on Feb. 7, 2017
This year’s auction theme, “Passport to Our Future,” is the perfect way to spotlight the March 11 event’s paddle raise request. With a focus on innovation and exploration, the paddle raise seeks to generate between $40,000-$60,000 to fund important initiatives both in the grade school and the high school.
New this year will be a dual paddle raise format, allowing bidders to designate their support to either school’s initiatives.
Grade School Paddle Raise
The grade school is asking for your support in sustaining and expanding two areas. First, the Outdoor Learning Program seeks continued funding to ensure we can maintain, expand and educate students about what it means to truly “go green.” The outdoor learning space is used 20-40 hours a month by teachers in all grades and subject areas, with a new outdoor learning specialist to assist them with curriculum integration. In addition, paddle raise funds will support purchasing a variety of interactive technology for preschool-8th grade classrooms.
High School Paddle Raise
The high school Field Studies program is a cornerstone of every student's educational career. Trips not only promote enriched learning, but also serve as important team-building exercises and life experiences. The high school paddle raise will allow the program to continue to support current Field Studies options, add new destinations and provide financial assistance for families unable to cover participation fees. Last year’s introduction of the extremely popular San Juan sailing trip is a prime example of how these funds expand experiential learning opportunities for our students.
These enriching initiatives will continue to provide a multifaceted, high-tech educational environment for our children to grow, learn and thrive, both inside and outside their classrooms.
View auction details and buy tickets at www.riverdaleptc.org/category/auction/.
Please consider making a donation to our paddle raise request.