Day 9: Sunday, November 3
Week three began with visits to several churches in Manatee County to deliver the message to #FundOurFutureFL
Week 3 started this morning w/ a church visit! We’ll continue to the SW part of FL for this week’s Bus Tour. Thanks to those who’ve met with us, who’ve followed along so far & who do the work every day. We appreciate you! #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/NIIXkCK8DL— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 4, 2019
Day 10: Monday, November 4
The first stop of the day was at Immokalee Elementary to provide students with books in both English and Spanish.
Thanks to @FirstBook for providing bilingual books to give away at Immokalee Elementary this morning! Many of the books that we are giving away are in both Spanish and English due to the school’s diverse population. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/M1DCkRMA8J— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 4, 2019
Seeing the joy on students’ faces as they receive free books is so nice, we did it twice on Day 10. The second stop was at Lake Trafford Elementary.
Lake Trafford Elementary was awesome! We love giving books to kids that they can read with their parents. Thanks to @FirstBook for the partnership. Next stop - an education summit in Naples at 5pm in the Lorenzo Walker Technical College Cafeteria. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/KfnFNJrB2M— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 4, 2019
After spending the day with students, the evening was spent with parents and community members at an education summit in Naples.
The Fund Our Future Bus Tour spent the night at a Bringing Voices Together Education Summit. This event brought together people from all over SW FL who share concerns about issues & crises facing neighborhood schools. All supporters of public schools were invited. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/HmIIw3gu6p— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 5, 2019
Day 10 wrap-up:
For tonight’s evening check-in, we are switching things up and talking about the most impactful moments from the day. We are listening to stories from members all around the state - members just like you. Click to watch. #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/UaCkEWuFf1— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 5, 2019
Day 11: Tuesday, November 5
The day began with a celebration of student success at Nocatee Elementary in Arcadia.
Fun morning at Nocatee Elementary - home of the Mustangs. We acknowledged nearly 90 kids who have perfect attendance. We love to celebrate student success! Special thanks to Superindent Klien and School Board members for participating as well. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/AJRbPReOvc— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 5, 2019
Next, the bus traveled to Rogers-Garden Bullock Elementary in Bradenton for more student recognitions and the dedication of a little free library.
Great time this afternoon at G.D. Rogers Garden Elementary. We gave books away to every student at the school. Special thanks to those who participated with us, including SB Chair Miner, SB Member Kennedy, Rev. Golden, Superintendent Saunders and Principal Stream. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/lxEWWc1sjm— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 6, 2019
In the evening Rogers Elementary would host a community conversation that was standing room only.
Day 11 wrap-up:
Evening check-in from SW FL. We heard from students, parents & community members. It is so inspiring to see parents be so heavily invested in their child’s education. Thanks for everyone who came out to show their support! #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/GR09CUGrG7— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 6, 2019
Day 12: Wednesday, November 6
Since it was a Wednesday, that meant it was time for #RedforEd at Skycrest Elementary.
The bus then left Pinellas for a Community Conversation focused on student discipline in Hillsborough County.
Week 3 wrap-up:
Week 3 came to an end after 10 days on the road. We finished our day in Hillsborough w/ a student-led community conversation, & are already seeing changes stemming from these! We’ll be back on the road Tuesday. See you then! #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/YjqkRaNf4h— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 7, 2019