Garrison teacher Amy Tyburski’s fourth grade class launched a GoFundMe page yesterday to raise money for a trip to Philadelphia to learn about the Revolutionary War.
Though the school’s PTA provided most of the funds, generous donors helped the class achieve their goal of $400 within hours yesterday. However, Tyburski and her students are trying to set a new goal.
“We’re hoping to raise more to hopefully to go on another tour while we are there,” Tyburski said in an email to Borderstan.
The field trip and tours are part of the school’s expeditionary learning model, which is designed to allow students to experience firsthand what they learned in the classroom.
Photo via Facebook / Garrison Elementary
On Tuesday, October 18, the HomeMade Pizza Co. will donate a large cut of the daily proceeds from all its DC stores to the Fillmore Arts Center. Fillmore provides award-winning arts education programs to 3,000 students at nine elementary schools in the DC Public Schools system.
Two schools in the Dupont-Logan area are part of the Fillmore Arts Center: Ross Elementary (1730 R Street NW) and Garrison Elementary (1200 S Street NW).
Fillmore will get $5 for every large pizza, $2 for every salad, and $1 for every dessert sold at any of the four HomeMade Pizza locations in DC. You can order ahead by phone or online. But you must pick up the pizza — delivery orders do not count. The Logan Circle store is at 1522 14th Street NW (corner of Church and 14th Streets NW; call them at 202.588.0808. Logan Circle store hours area 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You can find out how to support the Fillmore Arts Center by visiting Friends of Fillmore.