We began with a Tie Dye Tee Shirt Sale at the end of February. Students who purchased the plain white shirt could return to art for an extra activity and tie dye their shirt. This was the third year I've held this fundraiser and the most efficient dying process yet. With the help of 4 parents volunteers and 6 loaned crock pots we dyed over 350 shirts in one day.
We used crock pots to keep the water warm this year. It made dip dying so much faster.
The PTA at my school made one of my dreams come true during Youth Art Month. They agreed to purchase 100 plastic flamingos upfront for a decorated flock installation. Students could purchase a flamingo from PTA for $5. They took it home and could decorate it any way they wanted. We displayed the flock in front of the school the week before Spring Break! They were AMAZING!
We also joined Student's Rebuild again this year by participating in their Water Challenge. For every 10 paper beads that students made, Student Rebuild sponsors pledged to provide clean drinking water for one person in Tanzania. During March, MES students made 26,624 paper beads which in turned provided clean water for 1,331 people in Tanzania.