Posts by Steve Wilson

IN AWARDS CEREMONY July 2018

The annual awards ceremony was held in the multi-purpose room at noon on July 6th. FINS would like to congratulte all the students who have worked so hard this last year to improve their lives via the training and Guidance of IN staff.Thanks to all the staff (teachers, aides, and administrators) for their efforts and…

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2018 Talent Show

The annual talent show was in April. All 3 classes did group performances and several students did solo songs. One student even did a joke-telling routine. Besides the comraderie of singing together, the crowd, including many families of students, was treated to a very enjoyable and uplifting performance. Thanks again to the teachers and aides…

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Weight Lifting Resources

4ACAA0C2-65C2-496A-91C1-6A502A3D8EB8.medium (1) Independence Network has arranged for weight trainers with the help our our aides to work with the students who can most benefit from this therapy. Weight training is beneficial to those who need to move in and out of wheelchairs or into cars or bath/shower. It helps those that are pre-diabetic to maintain…

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Raised Planter Beds

With part of the funds received from the 2016 Mercury News Wishbook grant, lumber was purchased and 4 redwood planter boxes were made allowing more vegetables to be grown and more students participation in the gardening program.

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Garden Program

Several years ago, FINS nominated Independence Network for the San Jose Mercury News Wishbook. We were fortunate to be one of the chosen recipients of funds, and received around $20,000 for new computers and to fund Zumba and the weightlifting programs. We nominated IN every year since but have not been chosen. We again nominated…

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Good-bye 2016/2017 school year

Another school year is coming to a close at end of June. It has been a very successful year as every one is pitching in and working for the common goal of preparing the students for more enriched experiences in the world according to their abilities. A few notes: Kathy Martarano is retiring at the…

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FINS sponsored a Teacher and Aide Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday February the 22nd in IN Kitchen.

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First 2017 fundraiser

FINS is having their first fundraiser of 2017. Bring all your soft goods (clothing, shoes, bedding and towels), hard goods (electrical items, toys and game, kitchen items), and books/cds/dvds to room Q12 during week of April 17th Monday to Friday from 9-3 and Saturday from 9-1. All soft goods must be in trash bags (closed…

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Amazon Smile

We are seeing our first deposits in the bank of funds from people using Amazon Smile to place their Amazon orders and designating funds to Friends of Independence Network. If you are not already signed up, please sign up at Amazon Smile and designate Friends of Independence Network as the recipient of the funds. You…

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