Stream of Dreams project

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on June 8, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

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  • My Class Needs field trip funds to teach our children about our water

    Launched April 25th, 2017 Project Deadline June 30th, 2017
    Classroom Size 736 Students School Size 736 Students

    My Students

    Our school is a K to 5, located in a neighbourhood in Kitchener Ontario. Our students are passionate, and very busy with their interests, focusing mainly on school, sports and music. We are trying to continue to build an interest in the outdoors, and caring for the environment amongst our students. We currently have an ECO team, who have worked to get our school Platinum status in ECO efforts. We want to engage the rest of our school in ECO-awareness projects.

    How will this project impact them?

    This is an eco-awareness project, focusing on informing students about their local waterways. The program is aimed at creating stewards of the environment, and teach others in the community about their impact on the environment. This project also brings our school together as a community, by creating an artistic mural with "Dreamfish" (wooden fish, individually painted by the school), representing our hopes and dreams, and how we all come from the same stream. The money we are asking for, goes to pay for the actual informative discussion to come to our school, to individually teach our classes, at a grade appropriate level. The cost per student is $7.00 each, and therefore at a population of 736, we require a large fund to pay for this program. We have been fundraising at our school all year to raise the additional $5.65 per student to have the wood fish cut for the event.

    Project Report

    from Mrs. Brooks

    The Stream of Dreams Project is complete! We worked hard to complete our fish fence, and it is truly a work of art. The money we received paid for students to attend the program. The program arrived at our school, and for three days, all students in
    the school rotated through the educational component, learning about our local waterways, and the potential impact of humans on the environment. After this talk, the students moved to the art room, and chose a wooden fish to paint, representing
    themselves and their dreams for the future. At the end of the program, we mounted all the fish together on our school fence, as a visual reminder of our responsibility to care for the environment. Without the money towards our project, we would not
    have been able to afford to have all students participate in the process. Our students love to look, and talk about the fish on the fence. It creates daily conversations, and overall, has a positive impact on our community!

  • Where the $1230.85 goes

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    Stream of Dreams Watershed Education and Community Art Elementary School Program

    Grand River Conservation Authority

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    $7.00 x 142 = $994.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $129.22
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.52
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,185.74
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $45.11
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,230.85
    3 donors -$1,230.85
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.


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by Mrs. Brooks

My name is Gillian Brooks, and I have been teaching for almost ten years now! I am extremely passionate about my job, and believe that teaching goes beyond the books and report cards, and is my responsibility to also help encourage students to be well rounded people. I love to participa...

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