A message from our committee
Happy 1st Day of School! As students return, we're excited to say that Outdoor Learning will be in full-swing at all of Falmouth's public schools. Thanks to generous donors, hard-working volunteers, and the incredible staff and teachers of Falmouth, our students will have a great start to the year. Even more exciting, we are excited to welcome Dr. Sarah Vendetti, the new district Learning Partner Specialist, to the Falmouth Public Schools.
There's still uncertainly of course, which is why we're gearing up to assist teachers and students with the tools and learning supplies necessary to support Outdoor Learning.
Please visit school's various Amazon Wish lists to show support:
We are also currently seeking tree stumps for seating as well as yoga mats for the majority of the schools. Email us if you can help!
We started last year off with a clear goal in mind: raise enough money to get each Falmouth public school its own Outdoor Learning Tent. We are thrilled to say we did just that. Six of the seven schools have received their tents and thanks to incredible volunteers, they were all installed beautifully. The last tent is here and it will be installed at Mullen-Hall Elementary this month.
We now have a second set of tents that we're ready to install. The down-payment has been made for those WeatherPort tents, but we still need help paying for the rest. If you would like to make a donation please do so via the Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod, a 501c3 organization via check or on their website.
Other ways to donate:
For those interested in donating monetarily to the Outdoor Learning project overall OR for specific school requests you have seen posted we have several ways to do so. All donations must have a note whether on a memo line or in their online memo. (Example below)
Checks: made out Rotary Club of Falmouth-these we can pickup directly from you or you can mail to PO Box 293 Falmouth MA 02541
Example: If you want to donate to Morse Pond for picnic tables you would write: Outdoor learning-Morse-picnic tables on your memo.
If you have ideas or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. This is a true community effort.
Respectfully Your Leadership Team,
Amy Leonardi, Liz Lerner, Kelly Blau, Leona Silva, Corinne Minshall, Amy Wyman, Jackie Jepsen, Danielle Sabens, Beth Dusan, Laurel Smith, Sarah Vendetti, Randi Oakley, Melissa Gray, Kate Skehill, Kristina Woods, Paul McCadam & Garth Smelser
Thank You, Supporters!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Falmouth Toyota for their very generous donation of $20,000 to the Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod for the benefit of the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Committee! This donation enables us to help purchase the 2nd round of outdoor classroom shelters as well as help fund the 1st round of the QR Curriculum project which will benefit Teaticket Elementary School!
We are looking for volunteers for all 7 schools and at least 1 to 2 licensed/ certified contractors and or engineers per site to oversee the build and anchoring of our latest batch of WeatherPort tents. Please send us an email if you're interested in helping: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Look Outdoor Learning in Action...
Photo Credit: Steve Heaslip photos
Cape Cod Times
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