Fwd: Help this Oakland school recover from vandalism
Tue, Aug 1 11:09pm
Joaquin Miller Elementary
Hi JM Community!
 
As we are all getting our students ready for another great year at JM, our friends at Acorn Woodland Elementary in East Oakland are working hard to clean up their school after they were vandalized (3 weeks ago).  The damages came to $20,000 and the Oakland Education Fund is taking donations restricted for Acorn Woodland. 
 
In an effort to support Acorn Woodland and equity in education, the PTA wanted to share Oakland Ed Funds link with you (see below).
 
 
Loren Taylor
2017-18 PTA President
 
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"Why did they do this to our school?"

 
Oakland Ed Fund Logo

Donate today to help Acorn Woodland get back on track

Dear Oakland Resident,

"Why did they do this to our school?" Acorn Woodland students asked their teachers on Monday after staff discovered over $20,000 in vandalism from a weekend break-in. 

Sadly, there was no good answer for the destruction of computers, sports equipment, and classrooms at the much-loved East Oakland school. 

Can you give $20, $50, even $100 today to help Acorn Woodland bounce back? We'd love for teachers to be able to re-focus kids on all the folks lifting them up. 

 

Your gift will help restore the computers, sports equipment, and other resources Acorn Woodland relies on to create a rich learning environment. You'll also help them purchase security cameras and better monitor their campus.

Principal Leroy Gaines said: "The school is a home for students, and for them to walk in and see this makes them feel they aren't safe. And that interferes with learning."

Let's show Acorn Woodland students, staff, and families that for every person who might tear down what they've built, there are many, many more who have their back.  

Thank you for showing up for schools!

Brian and the Ed Fund team

Acorn Woodland students were featured by VICE News for their work on how to be allies, and the school is one of just a dozen nationwide to receive a Seal of Excellence from the Human Rights Campaign.

 
Oakland Public Education Fund
PO Box 27148
Oakland, CA 94602
 
 
Thank you for considering to support Acorn Woodland and helping them restore a positive learning environment for their students.