Our “Fund-a-Need Campaign” during the Live Auction is always raucous and inspiring, as we join together with donations of all sizes to support our children’s education. Please help us make this year’s goal a reality, and raise your bidder numbers as high as your arm can reach to support Technology for Sequoia! For members of our community who cannot attend the Gala, you also have the opportunity to contribute to our Fund-a-Need online.
Technology engages students, takes them to the next level of classroom engagement and academic curiosity, and helps them meet the stringent demands of common-core instruction.
This year, your Fund-a-Need support will enable us to replace the antiquated computers in our computer labs with state-of-the-art Chromebooks. All classes at our school visit our labs weekly to take online diagnostics, work on presentations/projects, conduct research, and work on iReady and other educational websites. Our children also use these computers for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the test that assesses their mastery of standard skills and knowledge, and is also used to compare our school to others in the State. Our teachers and students are frustrated with our current computers, which very slow and "glitchy" devices. To update the computer lab, we need 40 new Chromebook laptops.
Our teachers and students prefer Chromebooks as the optimal tool for “blended learning” (the melding of instruction by the teacher and educational software). Let’s provide these resources so that we can keep our children engaged in learning, and keep rocking those impressive and enviable test scores!
At $250 per Chromebook, that means our goal is to raise at least $10,000. We would also like to purchase some additional accessories and software, to maximize our school’s use of these new computers. Our students and teachers will be immensely grateful and excited to get new computers that actually work, and that will enable them to achieve at the highest level!
You can make all of possible by generously supporting the Fund-a-Need campaign and surging our school into 21st-century learning! Please help us achieve these goals by raising your bidder numbers high!
What is Fund-a-Need?
The basic idea of a Fund-a-Need effort is to have donors contribute funds towards a specific, urgent cause, purpose, or service at our school. Unlike traditional auction items, there is no winner or highest bidder during the Fund-a-Need auction – donations are taken in aggregate, and an unlimited number of donations will be accepted. The Fund-a-Need bids are simply pledges by generous supporters (like you!) to donate a specific amount of money to contribute funds towards a particular cause or purpose that has been identified as an urgent need for our children and school.