Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

Literacy Night Dillard Elementary sponsored by Ranger Good Works

A majority of Dillard’s students are entering kindergarten lacking reading readiness skills.  Very few parents read to their children and they rarely visit the library. Dillard Elementary is providing multiple strategies to close the literacy gap.

Build-a-Home Library is once again the theme for this year literacy’s initiative.  This is a school wide/family/engagement initiative for all students from prekindergarten through fifth grade.  This literacy initiative is specially designed to foster literacy independence in young children and to bridge the literacy deficit gap from school to home by giving each child their first book to begin a personalized home library.

What’s needed: 
$2,500.00 or the following items:

  • Books New or Used
  • Educational Material
  • Halloween Costumes (total of 50 sizes from 3T, 4T, 5, 6)

Click donate to assist us in purchasing books and costumes for the children. Imagine – with your donation they will be lucky to have one or two books in their home.

Donations are needed before October 28th, 2015

Kimberly Brearey Volunteer Ranger Good Works

Volunteer Ranger Good Works

Ranger Good Works Volunteer

A big thank you goes out to Kimberly Brearey for assisting the Ranger Good Works website team update our site! We appreciate her for volunteering her time to our cause.

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Sofia Bates Volunteer

 

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Sophia Bates joins Ranger Good Works

Ranger Good Works welcomes Sofia Bates, as Social Media Coordinator!

Sofia Bates Joins Ranger Good Works Social Media Coordinator! Sofia is generously donating her time and is committed to making history for us doing social media during the 2015-2016 school year.

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Dillard Elementary School Welcomes the 2015-16 School Year – Miami Heat Style!

THE MIAMI HEAT WENT “BACK TO SCHOOL” AT DILLARD ELEMENTARY

Amar’e Stoudemire & HEAT Staff Distributed School Supplies & Gifts to Students

The Miami HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year in Broward County by welcoming back the students and teachers at Dillard Elementary School today. HEAT player Amar’e Stoudemire along with HEAT mascot, Burnie, and Uptown Dale hosted a pep rally at the school and distributed backpacks and other school supplies. Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Florida State District 31 Senator, Christopher L. Smith, Vice Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale and District 3 Commissioner, Robert L. McKinzie, Florida State District 94, Representative Bobby B. Dubose as well as caring School Board Members and Victoria Ranger from Ranger Good Works were in attendance. The HEAT selected Dillard Elementary School because of its great academic accomplishments and the strong support it receives from the community and dedicated staff. Under the leadership of Principal Angela Brown, winner of the 2015 Broward County Public Schools Caliber Award for Principal of the Year, Dillard Elementary School has increased enrollment by 100% in three years to over 800 students in 2014-15. Dillard Elementary was also recently removed from the lowest 100 performing school list in the State of Florida, as academic growth was shown in all the areas of reading, math and science. The school has also created a variety of beneficial programs for their students, including a program giving students the opportunity to tour major universities and mentoring programs ensuring that students receive the skills needed for their future. *We look forward to another exciting school year at Dillard Elementary. Log in to the Portal to view some great photos of the fun. Visit our website to see ways you can help support the tremendous effort at Dillard Elementary School. www.rangergoodworks.org We at Ranger and the students thank you!

RGW partners with Fat Village Center for the Arts

Dillard Student at Fat Village

Dillard Student at Fat Village

Ranger Good Works proudly sponsors an up and coming artist from Dillard Elementary School.   During the Community Reception and the official unveiling of a collaborative student mural project at FAT Village Art District a competition was held at the Fat Village Center for the Arts. One lucky child was awarded a scholarship for the summer art program. In an effort to aid in keeping children engaged in after school programs and foster creativity from them RGW has made a commitment to give scholarships.  To participate or donate to the summer arts scholarship program contact us.

Ranger Good Works – FAT Village Community Reception & Mural Unveiling Event

 

Ranger Good Works - FAT Village Community Reception & Mural Unveiling Event

 

FAT Village and Ranger Good Works partner for Dillard Elementary and the City of Ft. Lauderdale
The City of Ft. Lauderdale is an official “All America City” title holder. It is Ranger Good Works’ pleasure to lend a hand when called upon and ask for help from the community to support our youth. We are planning an event to showcase just how big our city’s heart is by painting a mural in the FAT Village Art District (downtown Ft. Lauderdale). The mural will be painted by a local artist and several students from Dillard’s Art Program and will be unveiled during the reception. You’re invited to share this experience with us and enjoy live entertainment, performances from Dillard and much more. This event is free and open to the public, therefore, invite your friends and family!

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Fort Lauderdale Mural at FAT Village and Ranger Good Works

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Ranger Good Works Mural

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Dillard Elementary School Visits C&I Studios

Some of Dillard’s 5th Grade Students enjoyed visiting the amazing C&I Studios on May 13, 2015. Students were given a tour of the coffee house and then taken into the studio where they were taught how to produce their very own show.

Dillard Elementary Visits Humane Society of Broward County

Dillard Elementary visits Humane Society of Broward County

Dillard Elementary visits Humane Society of Broward County

On May 13, 2015 Some of Dillard’s 4th and 5th grade class visited The Humane Society of Broward County on a Field Trip Hosted by Darlene Feldman and Christy Gumberg. The students and their teachers loved interacting with the animals.

Visit our photo gallery to see images of Dillard Elementary Visits Humane Society of Broward County.

Career City 2015

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 we accomplished our goal by delivering on the promise to inspire and show the students that they have a future. Although they are young, they can dream and work hard to achieve their goals bringing their dreams to fruition. Throughout the day we heard students say “this is the best day of my life”; “I can’t believe how big the city really is” and “I never got this many presents, even on my birthday.” Several comments I heard about were, “I love to draw… I didn’t know I could become an architect. I’m good at drawing. I think I can be an architect!” (Martin Architects); “I love to play games. I didn’t know I could have a job coding games, I want to be a programmer.” (Nova Southeastern University – Computer Science School); “I love clothes; I’m going to work at Neiman Marcus.” (Neiman Marcus) and “Mrs. Ranger, do you think I can be a drummer like the kids on the stage from Parkway Middle School?” My answer was “yes, talk to Mr. Morrison about it and I bet he can help you get started now.” (Victoria Ranger).

With these positive thoughts, we will close by saying thank you again! Thank you for trusting us and for investing your time in our program. We look forward to having you join us again next year for our third annual Career City at Dillard Elementary.

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Junior Welfare Society Visits Dillard

Junior Welfare Society visited Dillard Elementary School. 

Lots of helping hands and eyes were there to aid the young students in reading. Thank you Junior Welfare Society!

On April 28, 2015 Ranger Good Works and Dillard Elementary hosted a visit for several members of the Junior Welfare Society. The wonderful members brought donations, read books to the young students and even helped the administrative team organize the science lab. A big “thank you” goes out to all of them for the love, hugs and smiles given, the great amount of hands on support and the financial support given for the literacy and technology initiatives.

 

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The students Thank you Junior Welfare Society