West Point's Middle and High School Scholars' Bowl Teams have established a tradition of success over the past several years. We have won many local and state championships, and have placed highly in National Tournaments. As such, more opportunities to compete are opening up for us. These kids have worked very hard and have earned the right to compete on the national stage at various National Championship events around the nation.
We have depended upon hosting numerous tournaments each year to pay for registration, hotels, gas, van rentals, food, etc. for our tournaments. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we have not been able to host any tournaments this year. We usually go through around $10,000 per year, which we raise ourselves through tournament fees and donations. A large portion of this comes from the kids' parents helping to pay our expenses.
As our team continues to work hard and improve, more opportunities are opening up for them to compete all over the state and all over the nation. However, this is very expensive. We are hoping that the community will step up and donate to help us with our costs. These kids deserve to compete with the best in the country each year. We can't do that without financial support!
The Cullman County Child Development Center is presenting a plan to raise $441,100.00 for an inclusive community playground to be located at 17600 US Highway 31, Cullman AL 35058. This playground will meet the needs of one hundred fifty six special needs students as well as the surrounding community that lack a space for typical and special needs children to play, receive services, or gather socially. The playground will be available for reservations after hours to be used for families with typical or special needs children. A new safe, and accessible play space is needed in our community to serve students with disabilities in Cullman County.
Our current population is approximately 82,000.00 of this number the number of children under the age of twenty one with a disability is around 12.1%.
According to the Alabama State Department of Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Act we have a high prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our community has one park that is accessible to children and young adults with disabilities and it belongs to Cullman City Parks & Recreation. We need a space that the community can use for a day at the park, birthday parties, or family gatherings. Our current playground is over eighteen years old and has not been renovated to meet our growing needs. With your help we will be able to use our resources to apply for matching grants, fund phases of the project, or sponsor a particular piece of equipment in one of the five main areas or phases. Phase I $118,500.00 Phase II $146,600.00 Phase III $68,000.00 Phase IV $61,000.00 Phase V $47,000.00 Each phase or area is designed to address specific needs for children with disabilities, so they are able to enjoy what typical children their age enjoy. The play space will contain optimal layouts for ground level components to foster interaction and socialization among children of ages and abilities. We have collaborated with local businesses and organizations to make this dream become a reality. Stakeholders will be able to select phases or individual parts of the playground they would like to sponsor. Businesses, individuals, and organizations that sponsor any phase or area of the playground will have a marker to recognize their sponsorship. I can be reached at 256-739-0486 and would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our playground project. Chris Chambers Principal Cullman County Child Development Center.
I enjoy offering students options for their projects. One option I like to offer is keeping a journal. Your donation will place a journal in a student's hand. We are looking to purchase a journal for 54 students from Amazon at 4 dollars apiece.
Please direct any questions about this need to Braxton Pitts at 205-269-8256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Help bring the fantastic world of Harry Potter to our classroom. The first novel by JK Rowling, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, is widely considered on the greatest fantasy works of our time. We are looking to purchase a class set of 30 novels @$6.59 apiece. Thank you for supporting our classroom and for putting a book in a student's hand!