We’re Listed!

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.

IRS database of exempt organizations

GuideStar Gold Seal

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.

Florida Solicitations Act

June 26, 2019 | We now have our registration with the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act.

Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act

K to 2 Tutoring

The Boselli Foundation adopts Dinsmore Elementary

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.

IRS Letter of Exemption

June 11, 2019 | Friends of Dinsmore Elementary is now recognized as a 501(c)(3) exempt nonprofit charitable organization by the IRS!

Mystery Science Keeps Kids Curious!

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.

Image courtesy of Mystery Science

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.

The Idea

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.