• Wishlist logo for the Mishawaka Education Foundation

    The MEF Wishlist is a way for our SCM teachers and staff to receive items that are needed to aid them in helping our SCM students have the BEST education possible. This Wishlist is for requests of $200 or less. It may be used as many times a year as a need arises for a teacher or staff member.

    You can grant the entire wish or a portion of the wish. Once you find the wish you would like to be a part of, click "Give" and donate the amount you would like.

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Storage bins and rack

By having storage bins and a storage rack, students will be able to easily access classroom materials that will enhance their learning. Students will be able to use materials in the bins and on the racks to use hands-on materials to help with fine-motor development and guide students' learning when completing new and challenging tasks.
Nicole Brown and Amber Brugh
Kindergarten  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 06/21/18
Date Needed: 08/14/18
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: BE10
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Ergo Kids Active Sitting Stool

Some students need to have other seating options other than a traditional desk and chair. Over the years, I have purchased several options for my students in order to give them an alternate seating choice during their independent reading and work times. I have already purchased scoop rockers, Bilibos, pillows, stools, stability balls and peanut shaped exercise balls. The Ergo Kids Active Sitting Stoll will allow those students who need more movement in their seats another alternative to a chair.
Karey Bultinck
1st Grade  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 07/10/18
Date Needed: 09/01/18
WISH COST: $150.00
Reference #: BE11
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Flex Space Comfy Floor Seat

Our Tigers would love these for our library. Would like to get three
Jenny Britt
Library  •  Twin Branch Elementary School

Date Requested: 
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $172.47
Reference #: TB03
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Carpet Squares

These carpet squares would be used in my classroom instead of chairs. Many of our activities during a music lesson involve movement and having the students sit on the carpets will make it faster and safer to stand and move!
Lisa Koester
K-6 Music  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 07/20/18
Date Needed: 09/01/18
WISH COST: $150.00
Reference #: LI03
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Headphones

With incorporating more technology in my classroom this year, a class set of headphones will be helpful. They will be mostly for learning apps on the Ipad and listening stations so that the other students are not getting distracted by the sounds.
Mrs. Dosmann
2nd Grade  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 08/15/18
Date Needed: 09/04/18
WISH COST: $
Reference #: LA01
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Craft Supplies

I would like to request funds to purchase materials that can be used for science/engineering instruction. We will be doing a lot of projects that require items like craft sticks, rubber bands, play dough, aluminum foil, magnetic items. The items will be recycled each year (best as I can). Many of the items will be purchased at the Dollar Store but there are a few items that may need to be ordered online through United Arts. We will be building bridges, boats, towers, catapults, etc.
Lauren Milovich
3rd Grade  •  Emmons Elementary School

Date Requested: 08/17/18
Date Needed: 10/31/18
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: EM10
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Wobble Stools

My students would love to have a few wobble stools. This gives the students to have a wide range of "wiggle" right at their seats! These stools let the students wiggle while they work! Please help us!
Tara Francis
2nd Grade  •  Hums Elementary School

Date Requested: 08/19/18
Date Needed: 10/26/18
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: HU08
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Drawing Books

Drawing is one of the most essential skills in art and allows students to start to build a foundation for other techniques and processes. I am requesting $150 to purchase drawing books for my class so that every student has access to one in order to aid in the development of their drawing skills.
Nicole Rininger
K-6 Art  •  Hums Elementary School

Date Requested: 08/24/18
Date Needed: 01/07/19
WISH COST: $150.00
Reference #: HU09
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Drawing Books

Drawing is one of the fundamental skills in which other art processes and techniques are built. I am requesting $150.00 to purchase drawing books for the art room, to aid in the development of students' drawing skills.
Nicole Rininger
K-5 Art  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 08/24/18
Date Needed: 01/07/19
WISH COST: $150.00
Reference #: LI04
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Legos

My students need engaging activities to help build their creativity and writing. I would like to get some legos to assist students with their writing. It is important for students to understand how writing is a great way to communicate their ideas. They will build towards a given prompt and write about it. This is a great way to improve student writing when there is a visual of what they are describing.
Mrs. Johnson
4th Grade  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 9/1/2018
Date Needed: 10/23/18
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LA03
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Listening Library

My classroom is in need of listening center books and CDs. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and may not have exposure to books and read alouds. Listening Centers benefit by helping students decode unfamiliar words, teaching critical listening skills and providing a read-aloud model. First graders light up when they have the opportunity listen to books.
Kelsey Went
  •  Emmons Elementary School

Date Requested: 9/6/18
Date Needed: 5/31/18
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: EM11
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Wilson Language Letter Boards and Tiles

Reading is essential to the learning process. Some students need extra support. Wilson Language is a wonderful tool to assist in providing that support. These letter boards and tiles will allow each student involved to be fully engaged in each lesson by having their very own board with letters.
Amy Bertoncini
Literacy Interventions  •  Battell Elementary School

Date Requested: 9/11/2018
Date Needed: 1/15/19
WISH COST: $190.00
Reference #: BA08
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Play-doh and Watercolor paints

I am asking for play-doh and watercolor paints. Play-doh and watercolor paints are great for building fine motor skills, while making letters, words, numbers and quantities. Watercolor paints are also a great calming activities because it requires concentration and precision.
Beth Campbell
Kindergarten  •  Twin Branch Elementary School

Date Requested: 9/18/2018
Date Needed: 4/17/18
WISH COST: $194.73
Reference #: TB04
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Headphones

Now that my students have access to a class set of iPads, I am requesting a class set (24) of headphones. It will make it easier for the students to listen to stories and instructions with headphones.
Pam Tupper
Second Grade/General Education  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 9/19/2018
Date Needed: 10/1/2018
WISH COST: $173.97
Reference #: LA05
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Dewalt Router

This tool will be used in our construction lab for a wide variety of projects. Students will be able to make their own moldings, trims and other decorative features out of recycled pallet wood in various construction projects.
Matt Lewinski
Introduction to Construction  •  Mishawaka High School

Date Requested: 9/28/2018
Date Needed: 10/5/18
WISH COST: $199.00
Reference #: MH08
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Headphones for Small Hands

As part of the SCM's technology plan, Liberty Elementary is receiving a cart of iPads for our K-2 students. Unfortunately, we do not have headphones available and none were purchased for students to use with the iPads. A classroom set of iPads would allow all students to participate only if headphones are available.
Karen Landis
K-2  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LI05
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Headphones for Small Hands

As part of the SCM's technology plan, Liberty Elementary is receiving a cart of iPads for our K-2 students. Unfortunately, we do not have headphones available and none were purchased for students to use with the iPads. A classroom set of iPads would allow all students to participate only if headphones are available.
Melissa Levy
K-2  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LI06
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Wireless mouses and earphones

This grant is for wireless mouses and earphones for kindergarten students to have ease in using technology.
Amber Brugh
Kindergarten  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $140.00
Reference #: BE12
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Wireless mouses and earphones

This grant is for wireless mouses and earphones for kindergarten students to have ease in using technology.
Nicole Brown
K-2  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $140.00
Reference #: BE13
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Wireless mouses and earphones

This grant is for wireless mouses and earphones for kindergarten students to have ease in using technology.
Rachel Bacewic
K-2  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $140.00
Reference #: BE14
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Vocabulary Building Games

My students are lacking in their vocabulary skills. I would like to buy some vocabulary building games/centers to help meet their needs. These centers will help improve their vocabulary, allow them to build their vocabulary at their level and help them become better students.
Emily Miller
4th Grade  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 11/7/2018
Date Needed: 1/7/2019
WISH COST: $37.00
Reference #: LA06
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Porter Cable Scroll Saw

18" Porter Cable Scroll Saw from Lowes. I have been piecing my scroll saws together for over a decade and the granted wish of a new scroll saw for my shop would be awesome. Thank you for the consideration.
Michael Stahly
Middle School/Industrial Technology  •  John Young Middle School

Date Requested: 12/21/18
Date Needed: 1/21/19
WISH COST: $199.00
Reference #: JY07
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Porter Cable Scroll Saw

18" Porter Cable Scroll Saw from Lowes. I have been piecing my scroll saws together for over a decade and the granted wish of a new scroll saw for my shop would be awesome. Thank you for the consideration.
Michael Stahly
Middle School/Industrial Technology  •  John Young Middle School

Date Requested: 12/21/18
Date Needed: 1/21/19
WISH COST: $199.00
Reference #: JY08
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