2021 Teacher & Staff Wish List

 Thank you in advance for supporting our teachers this way!

We asked them to dream big and small.

Preschool

Creation Ridge 

  • Plexiglass Easel for outside playscape $2000
  • 1 - Point & Shoot camera for site $50
  • Someone to donate their time 4x a year to help with simple "Handyman" tasks (Fixing toys, painting/staining etc.)
  • 8- ft wooden Picnic table for playscape $500
  • Materials to build a Farmers Market stand for Outdoor Dramatic play $250
  • Big Digs for Sand play $120

Elementary

Kim Walters (Y5)

  • Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stamp Pad  $10
  • 48 Piece Floor Puzzles $20
  • Floam - Playfoam $20

Ran Schlosser (K/1 Mandarin)

  • Floor lamp: Any amount
  • A small Christmas tree
  • Christmas lights(white)

Leigh Ann Arnold (K)

  • Books, books, and more books $50-150
  • 1 set of Magna Tiles $100
  • Pocket Chart $15
  • Dot Markers $7

Marcia Geurink (K)

  • Hand puppets $80
  • Sensory Room Tiles $170
  • Adult Hand Puppet $35
  • Cricut Vinyl Pack $25

Laura Zondervan (K)

  • Cricut and supplies $180
  • Metal Utility Cart $35
  • Floor Lamp $25
  • Fabric Storage Cubes $15

Mary Bronsink (K)

  • Pocket chart holder/whiteboard $200

Jenna VanderLaan (1)

  • USB-C Charge Cable and USB-C Adapter $80
  • Foam Magnetic Letters $25
  • Canva Pro Membership $10 per month ($120)
  • Barnes and Noble Gift Card  *any amount*

Matilde González (1)

  • Cricut Maker 3 vinyls and tools $540
  • Cricut Roll Holder  $35
  • 10  sets Spanish bananagrams  $150

Melissa Izenbaard  (1)

  • Individual Playdough $40
  • Flexible Seating $250

Alba Mercado (1)

  • Tall Desk and Teacher Chair $100-$300
  • (4) Movement stools for Classroom
  • Sensory Tools for Classroom $65
  • Cricut Explore $390
  • Mapa Mundi $80

Hilda Duran (2)

  • X-ACTO School Pro Pencil Sharpener $70
  • Laminator machine $80
  • Brother PTD400AD label machine  $65
  • SoundLink Flex Bluetooth® speaker​ $150

Melanie Vander Ploeg (2)

  • Mobile Whiteboard for the enfoque lingüístico $150
  • Flex Space Comfy Floor Seats $60+
  • Bean Bag Refill $20
  • Books about marine animals for Classroom Library $20-50

Julie Walters (2)

  • Giant Magnetic Base 10 Set $75
  • Jumbo Magnetic 10-Frame, set of 6 $45
  • Classroom Mentor Texts (Books) for Science, Social Studies, and Writing $100

Becky Schrotenboer (3)

  • Teachers Pay Teachers gift card for purchasing engaging resources to improve reading and math instruction. $25+

Erin Armas (3)

  • Adjustable stand up Desk $300
  • Adjustable Ergonomic Chair $300
  • Classroom Games $150

Jen Leenstra (3)

  • Magnetic Kitchen Timer $15
  • Presentation Remote and Air Mouse $20
  • Math Centers for challenge work $40
  • Dry Erase Prize Wheel $45
  • Teachers Pay Teacher Gift Card  *Any amount
  • Pool noodles for rhythm work and brain breaks $30

Tom Joustra (4)

  • Indoor Recess Games and Activities $100

Andrew Rush (4)

  • Lower Level Books $50
  • Flexible Seating $50

Pricilla Fuentes(4)

  • Flexible Seating $150
  • Wobble Stools $200
  • (2) Tall Desk $600
  • Bar Stools $300

Angelica Delgado (4)

  • Containers for organizing $100
  • Math Games $100
  • Cricut Labels/supplies $270
  • STEM Materials $50

Elizabeth Malone (5)

  • Magna-Tiles $100
  • Book: Lucky Strike by: Bobbie Pyron 30 copies $200
  • Complete series of Wings of Fire by: Tui T. Sutherland $200
  • Book: Number the Stars by: Lois Lowry 30 copies $150
  • Book: The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer  $200

Vince Hutt (5)

  • Historical Fiction books to go along with our Revolutionary War unit in social studies $100

Luke DeVries (Elementary Band and Music)

  • New Drumsticks and Mallets for middle school percussionists $250
  • Piano Keyboard Mobile Stand and Bench $200
  • Class set of Raquet Balls for rhythm $40
  • Portable Podium $400

Sheila Johnston (2-5th Support Services)

  • Non-Fiction Picture Books $25-100
  • 10-15 Drawer Rolling Storage Organizer Cart $50-100
  • Magnatiles/Games/Puzzles $50-100
  • Three Tier Metal Rolling Cart $50-75

Mary DeMay (1-8 Speech)

  • Core Words for Classroom & Home: Developing Verbal Communication Skills and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Abilities book $30
  • Winter Speech Therapy AAC Core Vocabulary Words Interactive Adaptive Book $5

Julie Postmus (School Based Therapist)

  • Hoberman Sphere breathing tool/fidget $10
  • Thriving with ADHD workbook $15
  • Play therapy figurines $25
  • The Invisible String book $10

Aaron Kauffman (School Social Worker)

  • Bean Bag and filler--for the kid to relax and decompress!

Dena Apotheker (Elementary Reading Support)

  • Leveled Library Reading Books $200

Stacey Karel (School Nurse)

  • National Association of School Nurse/Michigan Association of School Nurses yearly membership fee (access to education,resources, conference discounts, discussion boards, journal, publication discounts) $155
  • School Emergency Triage Training Online $90
  • School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text (Book) $110
  • Fully Automatic Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Adult, Child, Pediatric Modes & Cuffs $80

Middle School

Sports

  • Girls Soccer Uniforms $1000

Alex Zhou (6)

  • Learning Resources Interlocking Gram Unit Cubes $30
  • Geometric Solids $30
  • JBL FLIP 5 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $150
  • Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game $20
  • Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game $20
  • Sleeping Queens 10th Anniversary Tin Card Game $15
  • Chinese Checkers Halma Board Game Set $35
  • Chinese traditional Ink Decor, Posters and Prints $40

Makenna Hoekstra (6)

  • Electric Pencil Sharpener $25
  • Flexible Classroom Seating ($100-1000)
  • STEM games for Math Class $100
  • Lighting for classroom (String lights, lamps, etc) $20-300

Joel Nagelkirk (6)

  • Classroom Games $150
  • Student High Top Chairs with Backs $400
  • Teacher Chair $250

Heather Kraft (6)

  • Desk Pets (Animal Erasers) $20
  • Learning Games $20-50
  • Boggle $15
  • Bananagrams $15
  • Scrabble $15

Ben Kapenga (7)

  • Leopard Frog Dissection $45
  • Cartesian Diver Kit - Cartesian divers connects Archimedes' principle, Pascal's principle, Boyle's law, and density $60
  • Owl Pellet Dissection $170

Carla Zastrow (7)

  • Book Madness Books (MS Reading Competition) $250
  • Brain Teasers for Brain Encore Class $100

Jeff Minkus (7)

  • Turing Tumble Starting Bundle (Math and Power Hour) $85

Jackie Roskamp (8)

  • Flexible Seating $200

Brittany Postma (MS Art)

  • Organization Items (tubs/bins) $30
  • Art Posters $30
  • Clay Rollers $50
  • Sharpie Markers $40

Alayna Visser (MS Support Services)

  • Small whiteboards, markers, erasers $45
  • Sensory Timers $18
  • (2) Fine Motor Board (Life skills) $30

Maria Klompmaker(Math Champion)

  • Super Genius Multiplication Game $12

 

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