A Newsletter from Baby's Space   November, 2013 Volume 4, Issue 11

Mark Your Calendars for Give To The Max Day!

Take a Seat on Thursday, November 14 and support Tatanka Academy

Tatanka old desks
Our 3rd graders are thriving! New desks and seats will improve classroom effectiveness.
Dear Friends,
Tatanka Academy is asking you to Take A Seat on Give To The Max Day November 14 and support our school!
Just four years ago, Tatanka Academy opened its doors armed with passion, enthusiasm and the best practices of Baby's Space to meet the educational needs of 20 American Indian children.
Tatanka desks
Our 2nd grade room. New modular classroom furnishings will provide flexible seating and accommodate technology.
We scraped together 1960's desks, assembled a dedicated team and never looked back.
Today, we serve 62 kindergarten through third-grade students.  
We're asking you for a donation on Give To The Max Day for new classroom furnishings.
  • $50 for yoga balls or bean bag seating
  • $100 for elementary-sized tables
  • $250 for modular furniture
  • $500 for elementary-sized chairs for one classroom
  • $1,000 for a tutoring suite
  • $1,500 for handheld technology for one classroom 


The research supports it: "The quality of the physical design of a classroom can improve or worsen a children's elementary performance by 25%." Tatanka Academy is making a difference in the lives of our students with low teacher to student ratios, building social and emotional growth and connecting with parents - furnishing our classrooms supports our efforts to develop students for the 21st century. Thanks in advance for your support on November 14.


Best Regards,

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Terrie Rose

Founder and Chief Executive Officer  

2013 Tatanka grad 1 
"Tatanka Academy is an innovative model that extends the Baby's Space approach. We're supporting Tatanka in building 21st century classrooms!"
Jason Bowles and Carla Vernon
Minneapolis residents and parents. Jason is a member of the Baby's Space board.
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"Tatanka Academy is making trauma-informed elementary education a high priority to solve the achievement gap."
Mary Werbalowsky
A volunteer and tutor for more than 10 years and member of the Baby's Space board


Thank you for supporting Baby's Space on Thursday, November 14!
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