Due Soon! Advocacy: support FoodPrints at JBES
Thu, Jan 24 9:25am
John Burroughs Elementary

A reminder: Please bring your letters to Ms. Nolan or Ms. Kellogg by the end of the month!

Help us attain a sustainable funding source to continue with our wonderful FoodPrints program and expand it through 5th grade by joining our letter-writing campaign!

 

SUGGESTED TEMPLATE FOR LETTER TO CITY LEADERS IN SUPPORT OF FOODPRINTS

This template is meant only as a guide; please customize it as much as possible for greater impact.

 

You can also write a short email message in your own words and structure. You don’t have to follow a formal format.

 

 

Dear Mayor Bowser and team, Interim Deputy Mayor for Education Kihn, and Interim Chancellor Alexander and Incoming Chancellor Ferebee and team,

 

I am a DCPS parent of [grades of your children] at John Burroughs Elementary School. I’m writing in support for FoodPrints. I believe dedicated city funding for FoodPrints is important because […]

 

When I volunteer in FoodPrints classes, I [observe, come away impressed by, see, find that, am excited to see…]

 

On the days my child has FoodPrints class, [she or he] comes home [talking about what s/he learned in the garden…  asking to prepare recipes… interested in cooking with me ... ]

 

[Above, you might talk about how FoodPrints:

- integrates a whole child approach to education (and why that’s important to you personally or to your school)

- builds social-emotional skills as students learn and practice teamwork, problem solving, self-regulation, and shared joy in their accomplishments in the garden and teaching kitchen.

- offers hands-on experience with academic content (and give an example of a FoodPrints lesson you’ve observed that helps teach and reinforce science, math, literacy, or social studies concepts)

- has made a difference in what you cook at home

- engages families engagement (and why that’s important to you personally or to your school)

]

 

[Closing -  something along the lines of:

“I ask you to support a dedicated funding stream in the city budget that helps the program continue at our school and many other DCPS schools.”]

 

Sincerely,

Name

Address and/or phone [if you’re willing]