Thursday, June 11, 2009

We made the front page!

From the Vashon Beachcomber:

Molly Dillon sat in front of Vashon Thriftway selling homemade cookies and friendship bracelets on Sunday — not for an extracurricular club or Island nonprofit but to save teaching positions at her elementary school.

“We don’t want good people to lose their jobs,” the 10-year-old Chautauqua Elementary School student said matter-of-factly, a plate of chocolate chip cookies in front of her.

Indeed, many — from fifth-graders like Molly to the head of the school district — are working hard to try to help Vashon’s cash-strapped public schools stave off a round of layoffs that could cost several teachers their jobs.

An ambitious fundraising effort slated to end next week has garnered more than $25,000 so far — enough to save a portion of one position. School board member Laura Wishik, who is spearheading the effort, said she hopes the campaign will bring in $50,000 by the time it concludes on June 15.


Anonymous said...

Nice Picture:)
Tell Molly great job, she is a very mature 10 year old and it is great also to see she is also being a kid! Keep up the good fight, I have not yet seen the light at the end of the tunnel but with this finacial crisis but it is there and little things like a bake sale show everyone that no one is immune and we need to help each other. Annonymous Friend :)

Heidi on Vashon said...

You're such a rockstar with your lil rockstar! I knew it was you and thought HOW COOL. Kudos to yudos.

Now send me your email!

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