Wishlist PNG

The MEF Wishlist is a way for our SCM teachers and staff to receive items that are needed to aid them in helping our SCM students have the BEST education possible. This Wishlist is for requests of $200 or less. It may be used as many times a year as a need arises for a teacher or staff member.

You can grant the entire wish or a portion of the wish.

Teachers and staff can make a wishlist request anytime during the year.

Seesaw Plus
Request from:  Kalyn Stegink – Kindergarten – Emmons Elementary School

Seesaw is a great technology platform for young learners like my kindergarten students! With a Seesaw Plus subscription, I will be able to keep the nearly 400 activities in my current Seesaw library that I have created and/or edited in the past 2+ years.

Wish Amount: $180.00    Date Requested: 11/01/2022      Reference #: EM57

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Request from:  Jordan Bodnar – 5th Grade – Battell Elementary School

I would like to get 25 copies of the book The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell to have a class set. It is a read-aloud book I read to the students every year and would love for them to have their own copy to follow along. It is by far the most popular book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading to my classes.

Wish Amount: $150.00    Date Requested: 2/23/2023      Reference #: BA14

Outside Equipment

Request from:  Amy Gebby – 5th Grade – Emmons Elementary School

I would like to get footballs, basketballs, jump ropes, hula hoops, etc. for the 5th grade students to use.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 6/12/2023      Reference #: EM58

Outside Equipment

Request from:  Courtney Ebert – 5th Grade – Emmons Elementary School

The 5th grade teachers would like to get footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc. for the 5th graders to use for recess.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 6/12/2023      Reference #: EM59

Indoor Recess Games

Request from:  Gabrielle Evangelisti – Kindergarten – Hums Elementary School

I would like indoor recess games for my kindergartners. They are very limited on what they can do currently and I would love more games for them so they can interact more with other students in the classroom.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 8/7/2023      Reference #: HU31

Classroom Rewards

Request from:  Clare Holliday – 3rd Grade – Hums Elementary School

My third-grade students work very hard each day. They can earn prizes based on the choices they make and the effort they put in each day. I’d like to include a bigger variety of prizes for them to choose from for their hard work.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 8/7/2023      Reference #: HU32

Sensory and Visuals

Request from:  Wadzanai Bepe – Exceptional Learners – Battell Elementary School

We need more sensory stuff to fill the sensory bins for our classrooms. I purchased some sensory materials two years ago with MEF funds; most need replacing. I also need a small laminator to make small visuals for individual students. Exceptional Learners students’ needs change often, so I have to be able to make the visuals as often as needed. Some are very small, and few that using the school’s big laminator can be a problem. Hence, I wait until I have enough to make it worth using the big laminator, which can disadvantage the students. Having a small laminator in the resource room would be of great help.

Wish Amount: $180.90    Date Requested: 8/7/23      Reference #: BA15

Playground Toys, Joys and Oh Boys!

Request from:  Cara Patton – Emmons Elementary School

We are very excited at Emmons to be getting a new playground. It is still a few months off, but it is long overdue and so needed. Until the playground is finished, our second graders will need things to do and items to keep them busy. Our second-grade team would love to purchase: jump ropes, chalk, various balls, small games, and other outdoor hits. Hopefully, many of these items will be used on our new playground as well. Our students will love it!!!

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 8/8/23      Reference #: EM60

Kind Kids Club Monthly Drawing

Request from:  Amanda Hoke – Emmons Elementary School

The Kind Kids Club at Emmons Elementary has monthly themes that students get nominated for. Each month there are two students drawn and they receive a special prize for showing kindness and their picture is posted for everyone to see. For example, in February the board will read, “Caught Being Sweet.” In September, it will read, “Kick-off the year with Kindness”. The students love to be recognized and celebrated for being kind.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 8/8/23      Reference #: EM61

“Bear” Necessities

Request from:  Ashlee Cavanaugh – Kindergarten – Bethel Kindergarten Lab/Battell 

I am asking for monetary donations towards stocking my classroom with supplies that we use fairly quickly- Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and Elmer’s glue sticks. The school provides us with some, but not nearly enough to last the school year. In kindergarten, when one student needs a Kleenex and use hand sanitizer, it’s contagious and EVERYONE needs a Kleenex and hand sanitizer. We cut and glue every day in my classroom to work on fine motor skills, so we never have enough glue sticks.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 8/9/23      Reference #:BA16

Stem Bins

Request from:  Amy Darnell – 5th Grade – Emmons Elementary School

I would like to add onto my stem bins/early finishers/morning bins.

Wish Amount: $100.00    Date Requested: 8/8/23      Reference #: BA16

College Go Week Incentives

Request from:  Clara Bepe – Beyond the Cave – Mishawaka High School

Beyond the Cave would like to host giveaway raffles during college go week to encourage students to sign up for virtual meetings, take advantage of free college applications, buy completing daily challenges. We could use your help to fund our college giveaway baskets.

Wish Amount: $175.00    Date Requested: 8/10/23      Reference #:MH21

Student Stand Up Desk

Request from:  Ann Jagla –  Grade 10 – Mishawaka High School

I am requesting a student stand up desk for my room for students who prefer to work standing. IMY desk is for standing and I have had it for 15 years. This is my teacher desk. I also need 18 ×24 paper.  I do a lot of project based/collaborative learning. I have used paper that I have purchased myself over the years.

Wish Amount: $199.99    Date Requested: 8/15/23      Reference #:MH22

Clipboards and Floor Cushions

Request from:  Amanda Camp – Beiger/Emmons

I’d like to get clipboards and floor cushions for my classroom to offer students a more flexible seating arrangement.

Wish Amount: $200    Date Requested: 8/18/23      Reference #:EM63

Stand Steady Tubstr 3 Shelf Utility Cart

Request from:  Matthew Crosetto – 4th Grade – LaSalle Elementary School

I want to request a 3 Shelf Utility Cart that I can use for a hydration station. My kids move a lot in my classroom and are active at recess.

Wish Amount: $159.99    Date Requested: 8/17/23      Reference #:LA16

STEM Materials

Request from:  Chris Shaver – 1st Grade – Hums Elementary School

My students love to explore different objects and create their own masterpieces. These STEM materials are a great way to stimulate visual discrimination, spatial imagination, fine motor development,  and brain creativity. My students will use these during math centers, indoor recess, and other free time opportunities. I hope to purchase magnetic building tiles,  interlocking plastic discs, and interlocking gears for them to use for exploration!

Wish Amount: $115.00   Date Requested: 8/24/23      Reference #:HM33

Credit Incentives

Request from:  Keith Kinder – Mishawaka High School

This year we are sending postcards to students in alternative education programs (Night school and MEC). Each time a student earns a credit, we are sending home a hand-written postcard. We would like to tell students that for every 5 postcards, signed by parents, that they bring back to MHS, we will give them a $5 gift card to Chick-fil-A or another fast-food restaurant. When considering the type of incentive these students value, we know that food is a high priority for many students in our Alt Ed program. 40 gift cards would represent 200 credits earned, so your incentive of $200 would be very impactful!

Wish Amount: $200.00   Date Requested: 8/24/23      Reference #:MH23

STE Bins

Request from:  Amy Gebby – Emmons Elementary School

I would like to get more hands on activities for my students to use in my classroom for morning work.

Wish Amount: $200.00   Date Requested: 9/1/23  Reference #:EM64

Library Jeopardy

Request from: Cassie Alkire – Library – Emmons Elementary School

I would love to have a class set of white boards and erasers. I would also like to have buzzers. I want to play games similar to jeopardy in order to learn terminology in the library. I want it to have the game show feel.

Wish Amount: $90.00   Date Requested: 9/11/23  Reference #:EM65

Books

Request from: Eileen Schubbe – Kindergarten – LaSalle Elementary School

: I am looking for donations towards expanding my classroom library.  These books would also be used for students book bins.  During daily 5 we use those book bins for read-to-self and reading with someone (our buddies).  I am asking for donations so that I can switch out those books more often.  This will give my current students and future students a bigger variety.  Books are important for students to be exposed to and I want to ensure that they are being exposed to more books than I currently have to offer them.  I would also like to expose students to more books that are easy readers. Book bins should also have around 10 or more books per student and my current library is not able to fulfill those requirements.  I want my students to love reading and to build their reading stamina, but in order to do that, I need to expand my classroom library.

Wish Amount: $200.00   Date Requested: 9/24/23  Reference #: LA17