On behalf of the students, families, and staff at Sterling Elementary, I’d like to offer gratitude for the generous donations made by area businesses and individuals in support of math education for our students: Alaska Technical Training, Inc., Blazy Construction, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Dale Dolifka, Grossl Excavating, Melinda Lamp, Tyna Ledda, Dr. Martinelli, Gary and Marilyn Pawluk, Charlie Pierce, Miss T., numerous change jar donors, and the Sterling Elementary PTA.
With enthusiasm and persistence, parent and community member Marilyn Pawluk sought out donations so our PTA could provide all Sterling Elementary School students access to an online standards-based math program called IXL for three years. Student access is seamless between home and school, and Marilyn graciously offered her support to classroom teachers setting up their class accounts and to Sterling families who need help with the program over the summer.
We are grateful for this opportunity to provide a tool for both school and home use that supplements math instruction and provides families another way to support their children’s skill and concept development. This resource would not be available without the generous donations of time, talent, and treasure from our many Sterling Elementary School supporters.