Check it out! As we continue to grow the New River Gorge Learning Co-op, we continue to find fun and exciting ways to raise money.
Right now, you could win this Rocky Mountain Raft by entering our RaftGoGo Raffle!
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What a thrill to welcome back the Children’s House kids in their brand new classroom!
A *tremendous* amount of NRGLC family and friends (volunteer) labor and very generous donations from family, friends, and supporters went into making this expansion a reality. Thank you does not do our gratitude justice. We couldn’t be happier about how it’s shaping up and very much look forward to bringing even more families into our community!
2016’s looking pretty good for NRGLC so far! : )
P.S. Keep a lookout for an Open House announcement coming soon – we can’t wait to show off our new space!
Children can go to school anywhere. It’s true! We see schools in cities, in suburban neighborhoods, and in rural landscapes and all of them are there to help students learn.
Because learning at the NRGLC goes beyond our walls and extends into the world around us, we love that we get to call the New River Gorge part of our classroom. The combination of beauty, adventure, natural history and social history makes the New River Gorge a living library of so much information and how the different things we encounter and study are connected.
This is the first running of the Captain Thurmond Half & Half 5k. The route takes runners from downtown Fayetteville along local streets to the historic Gaines Estate, a pastoral setting with big sky views and rolling grass fields.
Runners will meet in the parking lot behind Vandal’s Kitchen:
Runners should be prepared to run on both pavement and mild trail (see trail route and elevation map below).
In addition to a pretty cool run around an historic town, all proceeds go to benefit the NRGLC, a Montessori learning center for ages 3-12 in the Fayetteville community.
To learn more about the NRGLC, please click the image below.
We just went live with an Indiegogo campaign to raise more money for expanding our Children’s House (3-6 year program). Here’s where we are so far:
The total cost of the project is estimated to be $40,000. Here is where the money will come from.
The huge part of this campaign isn’t necessarily the money each person gives, it’s the number of people who give. We are reaching outside our local community to those who value early childhood education and its role in setting children on a course of exploration, discover and learning for the rest of their lives.
Throw a 5-spot (or more!) in the pot and help us spread the word!
Not sure why this is important? Early childhood education has been shown to give children an advantage during childhood and throughout their adult years, especially areas with marked poverty. Our long term goal is to make the New River Gorge Learning Cooperative available to as many people as possible and this project is just the start.
Still not sure? Check out these four links for the benefits of early childhood education:
We invite you to join us for a night in the enchanted forest, to put on your evening finery and dance the night away to smooth jazz. With your help, proceeds from this year’s gala will go toward a new modular building for our Children’s House, the classroom for 3-6 year old students. We’ll have the silent auction rolling with items up for bid from local and regional artists and artisans. Auctioneer Charlie Webb will join us to auction off stunning fine art pieces as well, so make sure you get your bid number at the door!
Event sponsor Smokey’s on the Gorge will provide delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres and will be manning the cash bar. A portion of the proceeds from sales at the bar will go into the Children’s House kitty as well.
The Robinson-Kenga Trio, comprised of vocalist Susanna Robinson-Kenga, guitarist Bill Hoffman, and bassist John Sellards present a smooth, sweet recollection of mostly jazz standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Their easy banter and laid-back stage presence make for an enjoyable experience for the listener, from the jazz aficionado to any newcomer to the genre.
What is this event for?
This event is to raise money for the New River Gorge Learning Co-op, a Montessori based learning experience for children ages 3-12. This year, the proceeds of this event will go toward the purchase and installation of a modular classroom to expand the Children’s House, our 3-6 classroom.
What is Montessori education?
The goal of Montessori education is to foster a child’s natural inclination to learn. Montessori teachers guide rather than instruct, linking each student with activities that meet his interests, needs, and developmental level. The classroom is designed to allow movement and collaboration, as it also promotes concentration and a sense of order. To learn more visit http://amshq.org/Montessori-Education.
Why does it matter?
Having another education alternative in Fayette County is important because it gives parents options as to how their child is educated. While some children thrive in a traditional school setting, others do better elsewhere. There is not a one-size fits all model of education, so the more options parents have, the better. Having more education options also makes our area more attractive to families considering relocating to the area.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Please bring a photo ID if you plan on enjoying complimentary beverages and the cash bar during the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
jonathan (at symbol) nrglc.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
The fundraising through Kroger has changed slightly this year. There will be no more loading of gift cards. Starting September 1, 2014 Kroger Community Rewards will be linked to your Kroger Plus account. Giving to the school will be incredibly easy once you get set up. If you already have a Kroger Card (usually scanned at check out or enter phone number as alternate ID)
If you don’t have a Kroger Card already, please stop by the customer service desk and enroll. Once you have your account set up, follow the steps above to link your account to the school. This is fundraising with no out-of-pocket spending, and it’s never been easier.
Looking for something to do Saturday, August 16th? Come on down to Old Rivers Campground and watch the Balls to the Wall, Knock down drag out kickball tournament with your friends to raise money for the New River Gorge Learning Co-Op.
In addition to the Games, which with teams like Ball Busters and Balls of Fury promise to be a hilariously good time, there will be Live music all Day. Local groups as well as touring groups will perform every hour. Bands include: Mark Cline Bates, Goodwolf, ONA, Andrew Adkins, Modock Rounders, Of The Dell, and Qiet who recently opened for Old Crow Medicine Show.
There will be great food provided by The Rolling Stove. Entrance fee is only $5 which gets you and arm band that lets you come and go all day. When was the last time you were able to get in to a concert and a sporting event for just $5?
Did I mention that also enters you to win an iPad mini or one of 5 vacation packages. This is the best $5 you have ever spent!! Kids corner will feature bounce houses, and sumo wrestling so the little guys can live it up carnival style.
Working all day? No problem when you get off the river come on over. We will be going all day. Come out for dinner and to see the final game 6:00 pm and to hear Qiet play at 7:00 pm for the finale!!! You don’t want to miss this. Still wanna play? It’s not too late. Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sign up the day of the event. Registration to play is $20 and gets you a cool t-shirt, event admission and an entry in the raffle.
Long story short, we were looking for a more nimble platform and easy-to-use CMS to help us more effectively manage our site. As a group of parents working to make all this happen, it’s important to have the right tools for the job.
The Montessori method is much the same way. It’s been fun to see how we’ve progressed over the last five years, using generous donations to build our collection of tools for both the Children’s House and the Early Elementary programs, as well as funding our Early Elementary teacher’s Montessori training last year and this year.
The NRGLC continues to grow and, as such, we are looking at different alternatives for creating more space for our programs. We’re looking at anything from new construction on a new site to environmentally friendly modular solutions to repurposing an existing structure.
If our programs are of interest to you and your family, either as participants or supporters, please contact us!
On Saturday, March 22, we kicked off our 4th annual fundraising gala at Smokey’s on the Gorge. With a theme of An Evening Under The Lights of Bohemia, the night went off without a hitch.
People filled the space under a canopy of parachutes and twinkling lights, listening to Ken Kruger play a couple of sets of great music.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the attendees, raising over $5000. Between the silent and live auctions, door prizes and fifty-fifty raffle, pretty much everyone went home with something.