Lake Forest Park Elementary receives iPad learning lab

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Students at LFP Elementary try out the new iPads
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Students at Lake Forest Park Elementary received a special treat on Friday, courtesy of Jacksons Food Stores and Dairy Farmers of Washington -- a donation of an iPad Learning Lab.

The Learning Lab includes 10 iPad devices and a mobile cart that can store, charge, and sync up to 30 IPad devices.

“Our library has wanted iPads for a while now so students could explore different apps, learn about blogging, and make videos — so this is exciting for us,” said Aimee Miner, principal, Lake Forest Elementary. 
“We currently have laptops, Chrome books, document cameras, and interactive whiteboards in the classrooms; this Learning Lab will complement these technology learning tools. Thank you, Jacksons and the Dairy Farmers of Washington, for this generous donation to our school.”

Lake Forest Park Elementary Principal Aimee Miner announces to students
that Jackson Food Stores and the Dairy Farmers of Washington
donated 10 iPads and an iPad lab cart to the school.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

The donation was made possible through Jacksons Food Stores’ “Milk Builds Strong Schools” campaign. The campaign, which ran in its stores throughout Washington from March 18 to May 26, 2015, set aside five percent of milk gallon sales to fund an iPad Learning Lab.

Lake Forest Park Elementary School was randomly selected in a drawing of all public schools in the state. This is the third year that both organizations have partnered to donate a Learning Lab to a public school in Washington. In 2014, a similar donation was made to Meadowdale Elementary, Lynnwood; in 2013, to Jennie Reed Elementary School, Tacoma.

“Giving back to our communities has always been important to Jacksons,” says Cory Jackson, president. “Our continued partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Washington allows us to create a campaign that benefits a Washington school and promotes education through technology. We are proud to donate this iPad Learning Lab in Washington to Lake Forest Park Elementary.”
L-R: Nicole Buell (Washington State Dairy Ambassador),
Tammy Shoenbachler (Dairy Farmers of Washington),
Kallie Blysma (Dairy Farmers of Washington),
and Katrina Lemmon (Jackson Food Stores).
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools
“In the same way that milk fuels strong minds and bodies, technology fuels excitement for learning. Our partnership with Jacksons Food Stores for ‘Milk Builds Strong Schools’ provides a great way for customers to come along side us to help a local school access the technology students need,” said Jeff Steele, director, retail/foodservice marketing and processor relations, Dairy Farmers of Washington. 
“The Dairy Farmers of Washington join Jacksons Food Stores in sending congratulations to Lake Forest Park Elementary School, winner of the 2015 iPad Learning Lab!”

Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. was founded in Idaho in 1975 as a single service station. It has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of more than 200 stores in five western states. Jacksons has been widely recognized for its support of community and charity projects for local schools, businesses, and other organizations in communities in which it operates.

The Washington Dairy Products Commission, operating as the Dairy Farmers of Washington, was created by an act of the Washington State Legislature in 1939 to promote dairy products within Washington State, and educate the public about dairy products and the dairy industry. The Commission is funded entirely by an assessment on milk production from all Washington’s approximately 480 dairy farms.



1 comments:

Jeff September 28, 2015 at 7:34 PM  

There are still teachers in the Shoreline School District that need iPads.

My wife is a kindergarten teacher and wrote grant applications for all the kindergarten classrooms at Lake Forest Park last year before she had to withdrawl them when she was transfered to Brookside. Unfortunately the grant application cannot be transferred to a new school. We're looking for a new grant this year but in the meantime we're trying to raise money through GoFundMe:

https://www.gofundme.com/readytechgo

Please consider helping out if you can.

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