LEAF Adopt A Classroom program provides supplies and special needs for classrooms and teachers.

Adopt A Classroom

The Adopt-A-Classroom project connects businesses and individuals to specific classrooms to help provide needed supplies that teachers and families usually have to purchase.

Each fall, businesses or individuals can "adopt" a classroom in one of our District 742 schools of their choice by making a tax-deductable $250 contribution for the needed supplies. Parents and teachers spend hundreds of dollars to provide basic supplies for classroom use. From the ordinary, like permanent markers, pencils and notebooks to the more unique like sheet music, science kits, dry ice and mice for snake food; our teachers and parents of students spend their own money to provide a quality educational experience.

While some classroom teachers or families can afford these expenditures, many cannot. LEAF wants to help all students have the advantage of a quality classroom experience.

Businesses or individuals can choose to adopt a specific classroom at a specific school, or make a $250 donation to LEAF and allow LEAF to choose a classroom. LEAF will then inform the donor of the classroom they have adopted. The business or individual donor will receive a Certificate of Adoption that identifies the classroom they have adopted.

The teachers of District 742 have moved by this outpouring of community support and continue to express their thanks.  Read some of their comments and testimonials here.

The 2017 Adopt a Classroom Project was another great success, with 45 donors contributing $18,500; enough to adopt 75 classrooms!   LEAF thanks all our donors for your support of education in District 742!  Since 2011, 128 donors have contributed $118,250 and adopted 475 classrooms, impacting every school and grade level in District 742!

 

2017 Adopt a Classroom  
Donor Classroom Teacher/School/Grade
Dan Anderson State Farm Insurance Muriah Quimby, Discovery, 2nd
Susanne Barkalow Karen Kruse, Madison, Music
Benson Funeral Home Emily Meinert, Tech, special Education
Central MN Endodontics PA Katie Schnider, North, 7th
Al Dahlgren/Once Upon A Child Ann Gromberg, Discovery, K
Al Dahlgren/Once Upon A Child Kristen Mattick, South, Music/choir
Jill & Tim DeLong Family Todd Sanford, North, Science 6th
Jill & Tim DeLong Family Julianne Carpenter, Madison, 
Design Tree Engineering, Inc Denise Buysse, Discovery, K-5 Art
Erickson Electric Company Amy Zander, Kennedy, K
Bob & Elizabeth Feigh Julie Negs, Oak Hill, 4th Grade
Jill Fox Kat Quistorff, Talahi, Music
Robert Gardetto DDS Sarah Mathiason, Discovery, Media Specialist
Nyles Gentz Alissa Keil, Kennedy, Science
Mark & Carol Gruba Jaime Conway, Lincoln, Young Scholars
Kristin Hannon McKenzie Mackley, Madison
Heartland Glass Company Amy Street, Discovery, 1st grade  
Lori & Curtis Johnson Karen Ingeman, Clearview Music
Lori & Curtis Johnson Professora Samantha, Clearview Spanish Immersion
Kiwanis Club of St. Cloud Sarah Koskinen, South, 7th
Kiwanis Club of St. Cloud Shane Broermann, McKinley ALC, Geography
Jim Knoblach, State Representative Katie Dorn, Apollo, Special Education
Mike & Janna LaFountaine Shelly Boles, Discovery
LEAF Valerie Zahara, Kennedy, 5th
LEAF Tonya Smith, Colts Academy, Preschool
LEAF Krysta Potter, South, ELL
LEAF Pamela Neidenfeuhr, Lincoln, 3rd
LEAF Heather Straight, Oak Hill, K
LEAF Kyle Benson, Oak Hill, 5th
Pearl & Daryn Lehnen Mary Hackey, CO2
Pearl & Daryn Lehnen Margaret Binsfeld, InStep
Mary Ann & Vern Leitch Nicole Fagerstrom, Discovery, K
Carol & Jerome Loomis Kaz Gazdzik, Tech, Social Studies
Gary & Jane Marsden Catherine Takalai, Talahi, 5th
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Yuxiang Zhu, Madison K CIP
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Katie Simacek, Madison, K
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Chengying Yang, Madison, K CIP
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Lindsey Nagorski, Madison, 1st
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Yuan Lu, Madison, 3rd CIP
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee David Deminsky, Madison, Phys Ed
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Natasha Kinder, Madison, 3rd
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Denise Huebsch, Madison, Acadmeic Coach/Preschool
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Amanda Johns, Madison, 3rd 
Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee Nicole Kulzer, Madison, K
Jim & Mary Michaud Kathy Muntifering, Early Childhood
Jim & Mary Michaud Shelly Smith, Apollo Social Studies
North Central Bus & Equipment Breanne Strohmeier, McKinly ALC, Art
Laura & Jeff Pfannenstein Evan Schanley, Talahi, 5th
Todd Pieper & Heather Pieper-Olson Paulina Kohan, Tech, ELL
Jay & Kris Portz Marcy Kickhafer, Tech, Math
Jay & Kris Portz Lisa Hines, Tech, AP Bio
Quick Fix Massage Catherine Talkalai, Talahi Elementary, 5th
Michael & Janet Reagan Kate Schmitz, Tech, English Academy
Teresa Ries & Ted Takala Pam Stang, Westwood, Kindergarten
Linda & Jeff Skumautz Amy Rassmussen, Talahi, 3rd 
Snap Fitness - Clearwater Krista Ventura, Clearview
Snap Fitness - Clearwater Samantha Binnie, Clearview
St. Cloud Area Golden Gloves Boxing Inc Luke Stangler, Madison 5th Grade
St. Cloud Area Golden Gloves Boxing Inc Eric Maas, Madison 5th Grade
St. Cloud Area Golden Gloves Boxing Inc Steven Moline, Madison 4th Grade
St. Cloud Area Golden Gloves Boxing Inc Shannon Pooler, Madison Special Education
Charlotte Stephens Julie Ulbrich, Discovery, Preschool
Gary & Barb Strandemo Stephen Browning, Lincoln
Dave & Sonja Strutz Matt Keil, Tech, Automotives
George & Shirley Torrey Juloie Johnson, North lang Arts 6th
Tri-County Abstract Anita Boster, South, Band
Dianne Tuff & Murdoch Johnson Rebecca Hoffarth, Kennedy, K
Kristin Vonnegut Andrea Burris, Apollo, 2D Art
J.A. Wedum Foundation Karlyn Doyle, North, Spanish
J.A. Wedum Foundation Sally Davidson, Oak Hill, K
J.A. Wedum Foundation Heidi Nerud, North, 6th
J.A. Wedum Foundation Lindsey Schmitt, lincoln, K-5 Art
J.A. Wedum Foundation Emily Meinert, Tech, special education
John Wertz Samantha Carley, Apollo, EL
Tara Winchester Pei (Vicki)  Tsai, Madison CIP
   
Adopt a Classroom
Donor History as of 11/7/2017 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Total Gifts
AMG Promotions           $250   $250.00
Don Anderson State Farm Insurance $250 $250           $500.00
Anonymous   $250           $250.00
Anonymous   $250   $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,250.00
Anonymous     $250       $250 $500.00
Richard & Marianne Arnzen   $500 $500     $250 $500 $1,750.00
Susanne Barkalow $250             $250.00
Tim & Tara Bayerl     $250 $250       $500.00
Mark & Angie Benson/Benson Funeral Home $250 $250 $250 $250 $250     $1,250.00
Bernick's   $250   $250       $500.00
Brenny Transportation, Inc   $250 $250 $250   $250   $1,000.00
Bursch Travel       $250       $250.00
Lynnett Carver     $250         $250.00
Casey General Stores     $250         $250.00
Central MN Credit Union         $250     $250.00
Century Link       $750 $500 $250 $250 $1,750.00
Central MN Endodontics PA $250             $250.00
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP   $250           $250.00
Community Giving - Anonymous     $750         $750.00
CWMF Corporation         $250     $250.00
Jill & Tim DeLong Family $500             $500.00
Design Tree Engineering, Inc $250             $250.00
Dwayne & Cindy Dockendorf   $250 $250 $250 $250 $250   $1,250.00
Charles & Jane Dooley           $500 $500 $1,000.00
Joanne & Paul Dorsher     $250         $250.00
Eich Motor Company   $500 $1,000         $1,500.00
El-Jay Plumbing & Heating, Inc   $250 $250 $250       $750.00
Jason & Debbie Erickson     $500 $500 $500 $500 $250 $2,250.00
Erickson Electric Company $250             $250.00
Heidi Everett & Emil Towner   $750 $500         $1,250.00
Don & Diane Farleo           $250 $250 $500.00
FBG Service Corporation         $250     $250.00
Bob & Elizabeth Feigh $250             $250.00
Gene & Joanne Fischer     $250   $250     $500.00
Jill Fox $250 $250           $500.00
Robert Gardetto, Westview Dentistry P.A. $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,750.00
Nyles Gentz $250             $250.00
GNP Company   $250 $250 $250 $250 $250   $1,250.00
Ann & Gary Gray       $250       $250.00
Great River Federal Credit Union             $250 $250.00
Mark & Carol Gruba $250   $250         $500.00
Handyman's Hardware   $250           $250.00
Kristin Hannon $250             $250.00
Heartland Glass Co, Inc $250   $250   $250 $250 $250 $1,250.00
Heartland Title, LLC           $250 $250 $500.00
Don Helgeson & Sue Sheppard   $250 $250         $500.00
Colleen & Bruce Hentges   $250   $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,250.00
Joan Hicks         $500 $250   $750.00
Hydrostat           $250 $250 $500.00
IPM International   $250           $250.00
Jennings Insurance Agency     $250 $250   $250 $250 $1,000.00
Lori & Curtis Johnson $500 $250           $750.00
Steve & Brenda Joul     $250   $250 $250 $250 $1,000.00
Julie Joplin   $250           $250.00
Kiwaniis Club $500 $500 $500 $500       $2,000.00
Representative Jim Knoblach $250             $250.00
Michael & Janna Lafountaine $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250   $1,500.00
Deb & Pat Lalley     $500         $500.00
LEAF $1,750       $500 $750 $150 $3,150.00
Pearl & Daryn Lehnen $500 $500 $1,250 $250 $250 $250   $3,000.00
Vern & Mary Ann Leitch $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,750.00
Liberty Savings Bank   $250   $250       $500.00
Carol & Jerome Loomis $250             $250.00
Gary & Jane Marsden $250 $250 $250         $750.00
Chip & Bill Martin Chaffee $2,500 $1,000 $1,000 $250       $4,750.00
MCI CarpetONe   $250   $250       $500.00
Jim & Mary Michaud $250   $250         $500.00
Miller Architects & Builders       $500       $500.00
Miller Auto         $250 $250 $250 $750.00
Minnwest Bank   $250 $250         $500.00
Bruce Mohs   $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,500.00
Louise Muggli       $1,000 $1,000     $2,000.00
Pat & Cathy Mullen     $250     $250   $500.00
North Central Bus & Equipment $250   $250         $500.00
Northway Dental Assoc         $250 $250   $500.00
Once Upon a Child -Al Dahlgren $500 $500 $250         $1,250.00
Marcus Payden (Madison 2nd Grade Parents)   $670           $670.00
John Pederson       $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,000.00
Peters Body Shop   $250   $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,250.00
Laura & Jeff Pfannenstein $250             $250.00
Alyssa Phillippi   $250           $250.00
Todd & Heather Pieper-Olson $250 $250           $500.00
Jay & Kris Portz $500 $500 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $2,250.00
Preferred Credit, Inc   $250 $250         $500.00
Proviant Group   $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,500.00
Quick Fix Massage Shop $250             $250.00
Rasmussen College           $250   $250.00
Michael & Janet Reagan $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,750.00
Teresa Reis & Ted Takala $250 $250   $250       $750.00
Elizabeth & Eric Reisinger       $500       $500.00
Rice Building Systems, Inc           $250 $250 $500.00
Rock on Trucks, Inc   $500 $500         $1,000.00
Donna Roering             $250 $250.00
Marilyn Savage     $250 $250     $250 $750.00
Schlenner Wenner & Co   $250 $250         $500.00
Scott Schroeder & Andrea Joplin   $250           $250.00
SCSU Faculty Wives & Women Association             $100 $100.00
 Brandy Sebera  (Madison 1st Grade Parents)   $580           $580.00
Jeff & Linda Skumautz   $250 $250 $250   $250   $1,000.00
Avery Pipeline Services, Inc/Craig Lietha     $250 $250       $500.00
Snap Fitness, Clearwater - Craig Lietha $500             $500.00
Spanier Bus Company     $250         $250.00
SpeeDee Delivery Service     $250 $250       $500.00
St. Cloud Association of Realtors     $250     $250   $500.00
St. Cloud Federal Credit Union       $250       $250.00
St. Cloud Golden Gloves Boxing, Inc $1,000             $1,000.00
St. Cloud Granite Rotary           $500   $500.00
St. Cloud Lions       $2,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $9,500.00
St. Cloud Optimist Club   $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $6,000.00
St. Joseph Action Group     $250         $250.00
Stearns Bank   $250   $250       $500.00
Charlotte Stephens $250             $250
Gary & Barb Strandemo $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250   $1,500.00
Dave & Sonja Strutz $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,750.00
George & Shirley Torrey $250 $250 $500 $250       $1,250.00
Tri-County Abstract $250 $250 $250         $750.00
Diane Tuff & Murdoch Johnson -UpFront Consulting $250 $250 $250         $750.00
United Way of St. Cloud     $250   $250 $250 $250 $1,000.00
Jerry & Connie Von Korff   $250 $250 $250 $250     $1,000.00
Kristin Vonnegut $250             $250.00
Waite Park 2012 Lions Club, Inc     $250         $250.00
Daniel & Amy Weaver           $250 $250 $500.00
J.A. Wedum Foundation $1,250 $500 $1,500         $3,250.00
Wells Fargo Bank           $250   $250.00
Wertz, John  $250 $250 $250         $750.00
Joan & Scott Wilcox   $750 $750 $750 $750 $500   $3,500.00
Tara Winchester $250             $250.00
Yapel Orthodontics           $250 $250 $500.00
Yearly Totals $18,500.00 $19,500.00 $22,250.00 $16,500.00 $14,000.00 $15,750.00 $11,750.00 $118,250.00
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