CLC partnered with The Way to Happiness Center to help migrant workers from Plant City, FL. The migrant families work long hours out in the field picking the fruit and vegetables that many of us enjoy eating.
We worked with Pastor Brown of Feed Our Children Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps feed disadvantaged families. Pastor Brown is an all-around great guy. Every year he helps countless people in need with food donations and this year he asked for our help.
CLC students and families generously donated several boxes filled to the brim with non-perishable food items that Pastor Brown picked up on Friday. We couldn’t be more proud of our students for the help they gave for the Thanksgiving holiday!
*Pastor Brown pictured above with CLC Executive Director Jen Nickerson
When I finished my first math book yesterday on subtraction, addition and some multiplication, I felt very good about myself. I really like multiplication. It’s fun. I have improved my reading by two steps and I’ve improved my vocabulary. I enjoyed making the weather vanes and thermometers in class. I really enjoy recess because I really like to run around! I give my teacher (Ms. Karen) five stars – better than a five-star chef! And I give everyone who works here five stars, too.”
-N. (3rd grade student)
Jen NickersonStudent Success – I give my teacher 5 stars!
“I’m working on Unit 8 of my math – Measurements and Multiplication. I feel like I can finish it in a couple weeks and move on to Unit 9. Math is my favorite subject. I love having Ms. Erika as a teacher. She helps me with math and vocab and every single subject. She’s always polite. Anytime I do something for her, she thanks me. I love Ms. Rebecca, too. She helps me with my work and she’s very polite. I love going to Ms. Karey and Ms. Jen. I love going outside and playing soccer with my friends. I love helping people. I also love reading and writing. That’s something that I never thought I’d actually like but I do.” -J. (4th grade student)
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“I like school and I like tutoring! I’m learning songs and all my ABC’s. I learned how to count. I use my fingers sometimes and it’s so easy. Ms. Rose (teacher) and Ms. Hope (tutor) are teaching me. I like them. I learned how to make animals. I made a magic penguin and an airplane. Ms. Rose taught me how to write my name. I have friends that I like to play with. I like to make a really good taco out of play-doh. I like to sing the “Days of the Week” song and the “Months of the Year” song with Ms. Rose and my friends. -V. (1st grade student)
Community Learning Center would like to give a huge shout out to Chris Blackerby of PalaceLearning.com and Bryant Guzman of Bryant Guzman Services, Inc. for their generous donation of educational posters for our classrooms. These high-quality posters help make our tutoring rooms appealing to students while also providing educational content such as planets, maps, days of the week and ABC’s. Thank you for making this the best start of the school year yet!
Jen NickersonDonated educational posters dress up our center!
The magnificent Joy Gendusa, Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, and her incredible Executives and staff held an in-house fundraiser to help our students start the new school year off right! They donated backpacks filled with school supplies for every student in our K – 3rd grade classes! They also donated brand new PE equipment and gift certs to Publix and Bro’s Pizza for a student pizza party! The students, parents and staff are grateful for the generous donations and always appreciate the ongoing support from Joy and her stellar PostcardMania team. *Pictured: PostcardMania’s Sophie Klein (left) with CLC Executive Director Jen Nickerson (right)
Jen NickersonPostcardMania helps our students get ready for school!