The energy was high as we gathered together in support of Madison’s public schools and scholars. In the words of Dr. Jenkins, the time is now to lean in together to create a brighter future for all.
With the right systems and responsive community partners, the Teacher Support Network meets district needs as they arise.
The Teacher Support Network is efficient, effective, and entrepreneurial. We initially focused on providing essential school and classroom supplies, but as we receive school feedback, we are able to quickly expand our offerings. Our most recent additions have included expanded snack options, and personal hygiene products.
Winter gear is of particular importance, and thanks to a generous collective gift from the QTI Group, Jay and Janet Loewi, Londa and Walter Dewey, and Dave Silverberg and Betsy Huebel, we purchased more than 1,900 items and delivered them to schools. Students received snow pants, hats, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, and boots, just as the first cold snap of the season arrived.
In early fall 2021, we used memorial gifts in honor of Karen C. Ragatz to purchase a collection of eight books for every kindergarten student build their home library and literacy skills.
Your donations allow us to be flexible and grow this program as needs arise throughout the school year. Thank you!
Please consider donating to the Teacher Support Network for Madison’s 27,000 scholars and our 52 public schools.
“Thank you for making this resource available to schools. It was incredibly helpful to place an order and receive it the next day during a very critical time of the school year. The system is user friendly and it gives schools the opportunity to choose what is most needed at the time. We appreciate you and everything the Foundation does to support equitable systems for our students.”
“This was a really nice piece of good news in a pretty challenging time! Not only did we get a “free” money to spend on supplies that teachers need and have been asking for, but the ordering process was extremely easy, the delivery came really fast, the service was great, and some of the products – especially the playground equipment – seemed to be a great value for a relatively low cost!”
A Message About Combating Racism in Our Community
In support of Superintendent Carlton Jenkins and the Madison Metropolitan School District’s 27,000 students, the board and staff of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools urge you to demand, in Dr. Jenkins’ words, “a just and equitable society for our children and the generations who follow.”
We believe every child deserves a high quality and equitable education. The future depends upon today’s investment in the educational experience of tomorrow’s leaders because a high quality public education is fundamental to a vibrant community and strong local economy. The Foundation is committed to supporting and enhancing the education of all 27,000 students in Madison’s 52 public schools.
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