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stcroixbound
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April 11, 2007 9:31 pm  

I would like to start sending school materials (e.g., markers, crayons, paper, scissors, books, etc.) to the public school system in STX. Is there a contact or someone who would handle this?

Thanks!
Keri


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dntw8up
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April 11, 2007 9:53 pm  

Keri,

Melody is a public school teacher on STX so you may want to send her a PM for advice. (The search feature has a search by author option and you can send a PM to her from one of her past posts.)


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Linda J
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April 12, 2007 1:49 am  

Probably the best way to do this is to contact an individual teacher, develop some type of relationship with him/her, find out what the needs are and then offer assistance. I think that would be the most effective and least insulting approach.


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Gerie
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April 12, 2007 2:11 am  

I have tried in the past to set up a "pen pal" exchange with a public school class on St. Thomas or St. John but was unsuccessful. It is something that still holds a lot of interest for me. I would love for my 4th and 5th grade students to be able to communicate with their peers on the island, and I think I would truly enjoy a written relationship with a teacher. Should you be aware of someone who might be interested, please let me know.

Thanks.

Gerie


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Melody
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April 12, 2007 1:44 pm  

Linda J - Good Question. Would I send my child to public school?

I did send my child to catholic and public schools. He graduated from public school and I am pleased with the outcome. I will say that I was an involved parent in the schools also. He had good teachers and developing teachers, and not so good at both.


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Linda from Michigan
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April 12, 2007 2:28 pm  

Last week I was approached by a lady at Sharky's (stx) saying she was an art teacher at one of the elementary schools - teaching k-5th. She had a bunch of hook pot holders - like you do on a loom - and was selling them 2 for $15 saying she was raising the money for more loops to keep teaching till school gets out this year.

I didn't buy them as it appeared a scam. Be careful.


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Linda J
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April 12, 2007 10:22 pm  

Melody - My question was would you send your child to a USVI public school?


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Melody
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April 19, 2007 6:45 pm  

I could use some materials that could be shared with my co-workers. When I moved to STX, I shipped 22 boxex of stuff. The only box that did not arrive and can not be accounted for was my box of teacher stuff. Some of which I have had for years.


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stcroixbound
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April 20, 2007 6:37 am  

Melody - would you email me the particulars (e.g., what you need, where to send, grade level, etc.)? Depending on grade level, and if you are interested, I could help make a connection here in Las Vegas and next year, your class could have pen pals with a class in Vegas?

keri


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