Saratoga Elementary

Lions and Tigers and Bears


“Lions and tigers, and bears - Oh, my!” may be the reaction of Saratoga fifth graders as they see these and many other animals for the first time through a zoo trip your gifts can make possible.

The majority of Saratoga students live in poverty, and this trip will be a new experience for them. In addition, a trip to the Omaha Doorly Zoo on the last day of school will provide a culmination to a year of learning and inspiration as students move on to middle school.

Saratoga has received a grant from the zoo that covers admissions costs. The $500 we are seeking will be used to provide transportation to Omaha for this memorable experience.  Students will then be able to say, "Lions and tigers, and bears - Oh, yes!"

Requesting $500 plus cost reimbursement.

27% Funded
Meadow Lane Elementary

Share the News! Opportunities for Communication and Learning for Every Student.

Thank you for considering donating to our efforts to help students with special needs communicate and connect to the word around them! Access to this program will enhance opportunities for students with significant special needs to be involved in discussions about current local and global events. The program also offers explicit and fun instruction for telling a joke, making a simple recipe and other day to day communications that students with deficits in communication or with autism or intellectual disability often miss out on.
Access to this program will enhance opportunities for students with significant special needs to be involved in discussions about current local and global events. The program also offers explicit and fun instruction for telling a joke, making a simple recipe and other day to day communications that students with deficits in communication or with autism or intellectual disability often miss out on. This program will offer opportunities to increase the students confidence and chances for making meaningful connections with peers and for participating in the general education setting as well as in the greater community. The number of students who would benefit from this program would depend on case loads per teacher but could possibly be accessible to a broad range of educators from ELL to General Education Teachers as well as Special Education Teachers within our building. Data will be collected through weekly assessments and individualized learning goals.
News-2-You is a weekly current events newspaper that provides a way for ALL learners to become connected and engaged to the world around them. News-2-You provides the weekly newspaper in five different reading levels. Subscribers access the weekly newspaper issue online with interactive speaking pages, or offline, using printable pages for instruction. More than 50 accompanying activities are delivered in the weekly theme for multiple guided practice experiences. Activities are engaging and focused on the central topic for the weekly edition of News-2-You.
A 12 month subscription includes:
• Four levels of difficulty
• Speaking versions of each edition
• Enrichment Activities
• Class News
• Interactive games and cartoons
• Adapted storybooks
• Puzzles, recipes and jokes
• Support Center and Webinars
Designed and developed by n2y, SymbolStix PRIME includes depictions of people, events, and activities with personally relevant stick figures appropriate for all ages. SymbolStix are used in curriculum materials, news articles, and communication activities. With over 30,000 symbols in the library, SymbolStix are recognized for their contemporary nature, dynamic content, remarkable clarity, and relentless consistency.
Requesting $186.42 plus cost reimbursement for a News-2-You subscription.


12% Funded
North Star High

FBLA National Leadership Conference Support

North Star High School has worked hard to grow our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club in the past few years. FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions (FBLA competitive events), leadership development, and educational programs.

This year, two students on a marketing team have qualified for the national leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas (June 28-July 3) where they will compete against other FBLA members in our nation. Our students have given many hours back to the community through volunteering at People’s City Mission, leading a city-wide canned food drive, picking up roadside trash around the neighborhood and much more. This competition is an amazing opportunity for our youth to show off their talents and continue to grow. The competition comes with several expenses and they need your financial support!

Your gifts will help these students pay for expenses such as conference registration, plane tickets, lodging and some miscellaneous expenses with an estimated total of around $1,200 per student. Many students who qualify for national competitions such as this are unable to accept the invitation due to financial burdens. These students have worked hard to get to this point and have shown astounding leadership skills through it all. Any and all donation is much appreciated and we will be sure to positively represent our town of Lincoln, Nebraska, at the national conference this summer!

Requesting $2,500 plus cost reimbursement. Gifts to this campaign are not tax deductible.

1% Funded