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‘Home Base’ For Continued Learning

‘Home Base’ For Continued Learning

Roosevelt Union Free School District Partners with Rebuilding Together Long Island to Provide Remote Students with an Enhanced Learning Environment 


A student’s learning environment is critical in promoting continued education, no matter where that takes place. At Washington Rose Elementary School, fourth-grade students recently received brand new desks for their homes thanks to teacher, Twana Stanley, and volunteers from Rebuilding Together Long Island to help support this belief. Twana Stanley recognized that in order for meaningful learning to occur remotely, students needed a place of their own at home to engage with the learning materials. So, Ms. Stanley arranged for the nonprofit organization to build desks for all 22 students in her class. Washington Rose Elementary School then arranged for students from all four fourth grade classes to receive brand new desks for their homes. Once the desks were built, the District personally delivered the desks to the fourth-grade students. 

“The Roosevelt School District is grateful to each of the Rebuilding Together Long Island volunteers for helping to make our students’ remote learning experience more comfortable,” said Dr. Deborah Wortham, superintendent of the Roosevelt School District. “At Roosevelt, we focus on educating the whole child. Remote learning is new to everyone and has presented its own set of challenges, but our core mission remains the same. We commend the students’ teacher, Twana Stanley, and Washington Rose Elementary School principal, Clyde Braswell, for their advocacy and their passion for our Roosevelt students.”

Rebuilding Together Long Island is a nonprofit organization based in Farmingdale that performs repair including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and home modifications including wheelchair ramps for the physically challenged. Rebuilding Together Long Island is one of the leading organizations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.