It is with great pride that I announce that Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is a recipient of a donorschoose.org classroom award. In September 2016, Ms. Gloribelle Hernandez, the Art Teacher of Jefferson School submitted a project through donorschoose.org requesting “New Chairs for Our New Art Room!” She carefully described the demographic of the school and its need for new chairs and art supplies for the art room. The proposed project cost was $2,142.46, which covered the cost of 36 new elementary sized chairs, acrylic paints, crayons and colored pencils. Through the donations of 5 generous donors the full cost of the project was funded. The donors included Joyce Wan a former Union City resident, H&M and J. Crew.
The Thomas Jefferson community is very happy with the news of the award and can't wait to complete the thank you package for the donors. Ms. Hernandez plans to continue her partnership with donorschoose.org to create more projects and initiatives that will assure her students receive the best education. Her new project is called "Air-Conditioner will breath New Life to our Art Room!" A new air-conditioner would improve the air-quality in the room, which is especially important to students who suffer from asthma and/or allergies.
Here is the link to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School donorschoose.org public profile: www.donorschoose.org/ThomasJeffersonElementaryUC-NJ
FYI: Donorschoose.org is a non-profit organization that connects needy classrooms with donors interested in funding a classroom. It is free to join and create a classroom profile. You can check out the artroom profile and choose to create your own Donorschoose.org profile and project. If you would like help creating a profile, feel free to email me and I will help.
My regards and good luck!
Gloribelle Hernandez-Art Teacher
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
3400 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Artsonia Link: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=51527