Literacy Changes Our World Initiative at Dillard Elementary

Dillard Elementary School participated in The Florida Department of Education’s 9th annual Literacy Week – Florida from January 23-27th, 2017

“Literacy Changes Our World”

15 Volunteers from our local Fort Lauderdale community joined Ranger Good Works in reading storybooks to Pre-K through  2nd-grade students at Dillard Elementary.  Volunteers spent about 30-45 minutes the classroom.

“The Cow That Went Oink!” and “I name is Yoon” were big hits!

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary. Less than one hour a day once a month could help change a student’s world. Please Click here to volunteer.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Tiia Weckstrom – Reading Volunteer – Is helping to change the world for Dillard students. 2017 Literacy Initiative – Ranger Good Works

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Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary December 2016

HOUR OF CODE – December 2016 

For the 4th year in a row, Ranger Good Works had an outstanding team show up to Volunteer with us for the Computer Science Education Week and CODE.ORG Hour of Code initiative held at Dillard Elementary School.

Over 800 k-5 students participated in both “Unplugged” (paper activities and commanding people to move like robots) and computer “Plugged” coding programs on their tech devices. The students and volunteers didn’t want to stop after the sounding of the bell for everyone to end their session. One eager and talented coder stated, “I have been waiting all year for The Hour of Code and was dreaming about this day since we did it last year.”  Volunteers walked out of the session proudly wearing a #BrowardCodes sticker to show their participation in a wonderfully productive and fulfilling coding event.

Thank you to everyone who supports Ranger Good Works in our effort to give the students at Dillard Elementary the 3 T’s. Time Talent Treasure!

Our Partners included Dillard Elementary Staff, Ranger Technical Resources, Van Dutch, Vocabulary/Spelling City, Wells Fargo, Safety Guys, Broward County Clerk of Courts, Giant Titan, Yachting Today, Casbah Spa and several others amazing volunteers.  Click here to see photos from the Hour of Code.

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Computer Coding 2016

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RANGER GOOD WORKS & NEIMAN MARCUS FORT LAUDERDALE KICK OFF MONTH-LONG ‘LOVE TO GIVE’ COLLECTION FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION AT DILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ranger Good Works hosted the Love to Give fundraiser kick-off on November 15th in partnership with Neiman Marcus at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

More than 150 attendees came out for the affair, which marked the start of a month-long fundraising initiative presented by Ranger Good Works in partnership with Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale, where now through December 24, 2016, ten percent of all sales generated by the retailer’s exclusive Love to Give collection will benefit Ranger Good Works in support of funding youth arts education and programs at Dillard Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale.

Guests of the event were treated to an exclusive preview of the luxury items featured in this year’s Neiman Marcus Love to Give collection, in addition to outstanding performances by the Dillard Drum Line, Dance Academy, and Choir. Attendees were also able to peruse an array of unique self-portraits of the students on display created in collaboration with artists at the Young At Art Museum (YAA), who volunteered their time and expertise to work hand-in-hand with the students on the project.

Visit our photo gallery to see photos from the evening.

See more about The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and why Ranger Good Works Partners with them: Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection 2016 Video

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Dr. Seuss Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

October 26, 2016

For the 4th year in a row, Ranger Good Works supported the “Build Your Home Library” initiative during the Dr. Seuss themed Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School.  The Dillard Dance Academy and the Drumline entertained the entire crowd with their exceptional talents. 11 volunteers dressed up as characters from the famous Dr. Seuss story Books. Every family who attended went to their child’s classroom to hear about what is being taught to their children and 1000 books were given out to these participating families.  Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers for helping to make this magical night!

Visit our Photo Gallery to see more pictures from Dr. Seuss Literacy Night 2016

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Read For The Record at Dillard Elementary

On October 27th Victoria Ranger went back to school… as a volunteer at Dillard Elementary School. Ranger participated in the worldwide Jumpstart Read For The Record event by reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich to eager kindergarteners. Broward Schools had readers volunteer to take part in the biggest read-aloud event in the world.

The Dillard Kindergarteners loved the story telling time. Especially after Mrs. Ranger gave in to read the story a second time around as they enjoyed eating strawberries and blueberries just like the bear ate before going to sleep and embarking on his journey before he found “the sandwich.”

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary.  Click here to volunteer.

Volunteer at Dillard Elementary

We are asking our community friends to help us make a difference in a student’s life. Join our Volunteer Program.

Helping Hands Program:  Volunteers pitch in and give helping hands by either donating their time at an event or by simply going into a classroom and reading to the young students. Spending less than one hour of your time could make a lifelong impression on a child.

Mentors Program: The purpose of having mentors is to provide disadvantaged children with caring volunteer adult role models to befriend them and spend quality time with them on a regular basis. RGW mentors incorporate tutoring and academic enrichment activities that support student achievement in the classroom and help students meet proficiencies required by Dillard Elementary School.

Guest Speaker Hero Program:  Guest speakers are welcomed into the after-school clubs.  Ranger Good Works recruits talented, goal oriented and successful individuals to go to the school to visit with a plan to excite or inspire the students.  Areas of interest may range from professional to home economics. Examples of speakers have ranged from women computer technologists to race car drivers.

#thebearateyoursandwich #readfortherecord #rangergoodworks

 

 

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Neiman Marcus Love To Give 2016

Great News ~ Neiman Marcus and Ranger Good Works announces its partnership to support Youth Arts Education for the third year in a row!

Victoria Ranger Nunez from Ranger Good Works, Vice President of Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale, Bibi Siegel and Public Relations Manager of Neiman Marcus, Jonie Sabo are thrilled to announce that Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale & The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation has chosen Ranger Good Works to benefit from the 2016 Love to Give Collection for the 3rd year in a row!

~HELP US BY SHOPPING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GIFTS!~

During the months of November and December, 10% of sales generated from items in the Love to Give collection purchased from the Fort Lauderdale, FL store will support Ranger Good Works’ goal of helping almost 1,000 underprivileged students in our Youth Arts Education fundraising initiative.

Together we are changing the lives of our “hometown” students by meeting their basic needs, giving them love, and enhancing the educational tools they so desperately need.  The results from this fundraiser will last a lifetime.

Shop in the Fort Lauderdale Neiman Marcus Store, November 5th through December 25, 2016 to support a great cause!

Happy Holidays!

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Click here to visit our Photo Gallery. See photos of students who are benefiting from the effort of Ranger Good Works and our Community Partners.

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Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School 2016

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

I can read with my eyes shut! By Dr. Seuss

Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School

For the 4th year in a row, Ranger Good Works will support the “Build Your Home Library” initiative at Dillard Elementary School. Please join us as we continue to help bridge the Literacy Gap in the Dillard community.

We will join with Broward County Public Schools to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 100th birthday! On Wednesday, October 26th Dillard Elementary will become Dillard-Seussville.

The students will enjoy a Dr. Seuss themed literacy evening. During the event, volunteers and teachers will give away almost 1,000 books to children and their families. –

If you would like to volunteer to help during Literacy Night, please click here.

Ranger Good Works is accepting donations including books, new or gently used, candy and Halloween costumes for the students through October 25.

Items may be dropped off at:

Ranger Technical Resources

805 East Broward Boulevard

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-527-0090

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Florida Atlantic University & Dillard students

Our 2016 College Tour Program was off the charts this year!  Ranger Good Works  partnered with Florida Atlantic University – College of Education to give our students from Dillard Elementary an experience they will never forget.  Dillard Elementary Students Experienced College life for four days!

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Fifth grade students spent four days and three nights at the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus.  The students had an opportunity to learn what it is like to be a college student staying in the dormitories, attending classes on campus and eating in the dining hall.  The professors and graduate students at FAU designed a special curriculum for our exceptional Dillard Elementary students.

The amazing Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry created a program just for our students:  STEAM for Social Justice: using Inquiry Skills to Create Changes in Your World. The students were broken down into two groups and gave “Shark Tank Presentations” on June 3rd 2016.

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Students Presenting for Shark Tank

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Dr. Corey King, Vice President for Student Affairs gave a nice welcome to visitors there to witness the Pitches & Presentations from the students. The students presented their company and their product/service and fielded questions from the panel of sharks. Sharks included Tony Ash, James Engstrom, Ana Escuder, PHD, Whitney Rawls, and Chief Constance Stanley.

As a result of super team work headed by Dr. Traci P. Baxley, numerous FAU Faculty and students, 8 staff from Dillard Elementary headed by Mrs Angela Brown and funding from our Ranger Good Works donors, the event was an outstanding success!!!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING RGW IN OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES POSSIBLE FOR THE DILLARD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!

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Thank you! Career City 2016 was a true success at Dillard Elementary!

May 25, 2016

On behalf of Ranger Good Works, Dillard Elementary teachers, staff and students we would like to give all the Volunteers a ‘heartfelt thank you’ for your support of Career City 2016.
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Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. Each of you shared your time and talents with the children and what an outstanding job everyone did. The students really responded to each one of you and that is due to how patient you all are with them.  Your generosity and support exposed the children of Dillard Elementary to the wonderful professional possibilities awaiting them through hard work and studies.

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Thank you! Ranger Good Works Volunteer Captain Mary Krystoff

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Diana Morrison and Luda Broich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We understand that you have many obligations and Ranger Good Works appreciates your being in attendance.

Your commitment of time, your energy and dedication to our Career City 2016 made it a HUGE success and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Watch your hard work in action. Click here to watch the Video of this years event.

Visit our Photo Gallery section to see photos from this event.

Visit our Video Gallery section to see the video from Career City 2016 and other exciting Ranger Good Works videos!

 
We look forward to seeing you next year for Career City 2017.  Thank You!