September 7, 2019 | Friends of Dinsmore Elementary is now registered with AmazonSmile. Click here to select Friends of Dinsmore Elementary as your charity.
August 28, 2019 | If you’d like to learn more or sign up (optional), please visit FriendsOfDinsmoreElementary.org/Volunteer
July 9, 2019 | It took almost a month but we are now listed in the IRS / Federal database as an exempt organization. Our charitable exemption was issued June 11, 2019.
June 30, 2019 | Friends of Dinsmore Elementary just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
Check out our profile. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.
June 26, 2019 | We now have our registration with the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act.
April 1, 2019
The Boselli Foundation has adopted Dinsmore Elementary for the 2019-2010 school year. The Title 1 school serves approximately 530 students and is located on the Northside. Our desire is to partner with this school by providing additional academic support to students in need. A wonderful way to enhance the learning that occurs in the classroom is to provide tutoring, both during the school day and through an after-school program.
Currently, we are recruiting volunteers to serve once a week for 45-60 minutes, providing tutoring in reading, for students in grades K-2. Hours for tutoring are 9-11 am, 1-2 pm, and 4-5 pm. The request is for volunteers to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, beginning after Labor Day. Teachers will provide volunteers with guidance on what activities to complete during each session and no prep work is required.
If you would like to participate as a tutor, the first step is to complete a background check using this link.
Then register for the brief volunteer training provided by the Boselli Foundation using this link. Select “Volunteer” at the top of the webpage to get started.
Please contact Linda Brunson, Friends of Dinsmore Elementary, for further questions. Her email is BrunsonLB@icloud.com. Thank you for considering the opportunity to make a difference.
June 11, 2019 | Friends of Dinsmore Elementary is now recognized as a 501(c)(3) exempt nonprofit charitable organization by the IRS!
April 4, 2019 | All Dinsmore Elementary teachers will have access for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a donation received by Friends. Additionally, donations of science supplies will make it possible for teachers to engage students in Mystery Science classroom activities.
Mystery Science uses a child’s natural curiosity to begin science lessons. Video lessons explore all science topics K-5 teachers are required to teach and starts with a genuine question that kids ask today such as “What do plants eat?” or “Why is there sand at the beach?” Once the kids are curious, teachers can guide students through both a discovery process and a hands-on activity or return directly to the textbook. By re-creating the process of scientific discovery, students are learning how people discovered these things to be true.
Learn more about Mystery Science at www.MysteryScience.com.
January 23, 2019 | Friends of Dinsmore Elementary, Inc. is recognized as a corporation and is listed on SunBiz. The Articles of Incorporation are available on the State of Florida Division of Corporation’s website.
2018 | The principal, Mrs. Reese, holds an annual Dinner with Santa as a way to raise money for student awards. In 2017 and 2018 she asked Linda Brunson to volunteer her skills as a balloon twister to work the event. This got Linda thinking about all the school’s unmet needs. Friends of Dinsmore Elementary came about as a way to meet those needs.