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Chinese Immersion/Adopt-A-Classroom

Chinese knot received from the parents of the Chinese immersion programSeveral parents of Chinese Immersion students collected funds to support the Chinese Immersion teachers by adopting their classrooms. When they brought the funds to the LEAF office they presented us with the “Chinese Knot” as explained below. Due to the generosity of the St. Cloud Community, LEAF has raised over $41,000 in Adopt-a-Classroom gifts and has been the conduit of these gifts to individual classrooms across District 742. Our thanks to all those who support public education in District 742!

“The character on the chinese knot is pronounced <fu’>, meaning blessing. The combined effort of parents blessing the teachers through LEAF’s Adopt-a-Classroom, which in turn blesses all the children in their classrooms with added resources, special materials, and fun elements! Thirty parents raised more than $2000 for all eight teachers that will benefit more than 200 children in 742’s Chinese immersion program at Madison, North, and Apollo.”

District 742 “Welcome Back Staff”

Along with a large number of area businesses and organizations, LEAF had a table at the District 742 Welcome Back Staff event at Tech High School this morning.  LEAF offered prizes for staff who stopped by and filled out a card.  Hundreds of staff took advantage of the opportunity to stop by, chat with LEAF board members, and register for a Scheels Gift Card, 4-$250 Adopt-a-Classroom grants from LEAF, or tickets to the October 16 LEAF Learning Renaissance.  LEAF board members who participated were (from left to right), Lori Johnson, Bruce Mohs, Peggy Carlson, Brianna Inkster, and Bruce Hentges (executive director).  The two other pictures show staff filling out the registration form to be entered in the LEAF drawing.  It was a glorious morning and a fun time to meet and interact with district staff!

2021 LEAF Adopt a Classroom Gifts Reach $38,000!

Because of amazing support from the St. Cloud Community, the 2021 LEAF Adopt a Classroom project has reached the $38,000 level for the first time since the program began in 2011!   A total of 152 classrooms have been adopted as of November 10!

Pictured is Sue Williams from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society presents a $750 check to LEAF’s executive director, Bruce Hentges, on Wednesday, November 10.  Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional & personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

Kiwanis Club Supports Adopt-A-Classroom and PAKRAT!

The Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,500 to LEAF.  The Club donated $500 of their gift to support the PAKRAT summer bus program.  As part of the Kiwanis 100th Anniversary Celebration, $1,000 was donated to the Adopt a Classroom program to be split between four classrooms (100 students). One classroom will be at Lincoln, one at Madison and two at Talahi Elementary.  Over the years, the Kiwanis Club has been very supportive of LEAF programs.  Thanks Kiwanis!!

Pictured left to right are: Bruce Hentges-LEAF Executive Director, Cathy Wogen-President of the Kiwanis Club of St. Cloud, Nicole Hansen-Principal at Talahi, and Sara Martini-PAKRAT grant coordinator & LEAF board member

LEAF launches Adopt-A-Classroom project for St. Cloud school district

SC Times highlights Adopt-A-Classroom. The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation is kicking off the Adopt-A-Classroom Project, where people can support a classroom in early education, elementary, junior high or senior high.

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