We are giving the students of Peterson Elementary more opportunities.

 

The Friends of Peterson is a fundraising organization. Its goal is to raise funds to help support the students and staff at Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School.

 

100% For Our Students On Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 100% of your donations will go to Peterson Elementary students, a school that prides itself on its diversity! This is a great way to end 2016, with a last push to get Peterson students much needed materials for learning and enhancing their education!

Chicago Public Schools is facing significant financial challenges this academic year.  Unfortunately, Peterson Elementary School is no exception.  We are facing cuts of more than $300,000 this year, which, unfortunately, means fewer funds to address the needs of our students.

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Success! The 5 for 5 Campaign made it's goal!

With the help of over 60 individuals, Friends of Peterson was able to reach its $5000 goal! With the generous $5000 matching donation, we will be able to purchase critically important literacy curriculum for our youngest struggling readers.

These leveled literacy interventions have been used during, before, and after-school programming at Peterson, and the positive results have been clear – students in the program improved their reading skills by an average of 15.5 points, as measured by the NWEA MAP Assessment.  In addition to these impressive results, many students were able to demonstrate increased confidence in their reading skills, and were able to begin reading at grade level for the first time.  Being able to expand these interventions, targeted at our youngest students, will have a positive impact on their academic lives for years to come. 

Thank you to all who helped make this possible!


Our annual Beer for Books was a great success!

In one night, we raised $24,000 for Peterson Elementary, and it could not have been possible without support of the people and businesses below.

Event Sponsors

 

Individuals

Megan & David Garr
Adamji Family
Stephen Johnson
Laura Jops
Catherine Korda
Mark and LLoy Johnston
Jeanne & Kevin Poorman
Grant & Rachel Bramley
Wendy MacWilliams

 

Individuals Donating Their Talents

Jendy Barnes
Jenny Curtis
Chuck Deters
Ky DIckens
Kaisa Dille
Katreena Dyrek
James Edstrom
Abel Fernandez
Anita Gabor
Bonnie Glassner
Jenny Hoskins
Kathleen Hurley
Andrew Johnson
Kim Schiller
Scott TrinteR


 

Music Provided By

The Chevrons
Marc and Andres
The Basement Band

Business & Organization Donors


Abt
AkVavit Theatre
Begyle Brewing
Breakroom Brewery
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Wolves
Chroma K8 Beautique
Club Lago
Davis IMperial Cleaner
Field Museum
Galter Life Center
Gather
Goldfish Swim School, Evanston
The Grafton
Hua's Oriental Center
J at School
L. Woods
Lil' Kickers
Lillstreet Art Center
Manal Studio
Messy Mini Masters
Midwest Car Care
Minspecting
North Park University
North Park Covenant Church
North Shore Nannies
NEIU Campus Recreation
Pete's Auto
Pro-Holistic Care Physical Medicine Chicago
Physical Medicine Chicago
Pinspired
Robert's PIzza Company
Shedd Aquarium
Shepin Tax Services
Steel Springs Fitness
Supreme Beauty Parlor
Taylor Hair Design
Two Brothers
Waking Dreams Studio
Watercolors by Sandy Trinter
Women & Children First


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