We are proud to announce that the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. has made a $5,000 donation to the Stratford Library this year. With the commitment, support and donations from so many generous people, the fund was able to make this impactful contribution.
The donation will to help to establish a K-2 after-school tutoring program at the library, covering expenses for staffing and incentives for volunteering high school tutors. In conjunction with the library donation, we are also able to support literacy efforts being implemented through “Miss Soto Literacy Legacy” program, which provides mentor books to each K-6 classroom in Stratford, CT.
When you support the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. this is what you help us do. Thank you so very much for your continued support.
Stratford Daily Voice, Vicki Soto Fund Spreads Support Across Many Causes in Stratford
This picture is from Easter in 2012.
Vicki we all miss you so much, but you are in no way forgotten.
Happy Easter, With Love From The Soto’s…
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Team Vicki Soto!
Our Team Vicki friend, Heidi Stavinga Studio, is offering a “Pretty In Pink” sale with all proceeds going to the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. For more information on how you can order your flamingo print, please visit: www.heidistavingastudio.et
Work on the second mural for The Victoria Soto School continued this weekend. Students and teachers started putting together the 60 foot long mural last week and many helpers worked on it more this past weekend. The mural is being done in collaboration with The Stratford Arts Commission, designed by Bruce and Joanne Hunter from the Art Spot.
This project has been in the works since the school first opened. With fundraising and help from our community, we were able to make this dream of the PTSA a reality. Thank you for all your support!
Tiled Mural Graces Hallway At Victoria Soto School In Stratford, Stratford Daily Voice
The Tiles That Bind, Stratford Star
On Thursday, March 10th we are participating in Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Giving Day!
Fairfield County’s Giving Day makes it fast, easy and fun to support local nonprofits. It is a 24-hour period of organized philanthropy which galvanizes the community to take action and support their local organizations.
Simply go to FCGives.org on Thursday, March 10 from midnight to 11:59pm. You can support your favorite local nonprofit, a cause you’re passionate about, or a program located in your town or city. This site offers searchable profiles of participating nonprofits and a leaderboard on the day of the event.
Go to FCGives.org and search for the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc.
If we win the challenge it will help us keep things going like the Miss Soto Literacy Project. #FairfieldCountyGives
Team Vicki working hard at Sterling House Community Center today! We were able to help 100 teachers stock their classroom libraries with books that meet every students literacy needs. Thanks to everyone who came to see us!
Dear Team Vicki Soto,
I cannot thank you enough for always supporting the children, parents, and teachers of our town, most recently through your town-wide book drive. Please know that as a teacher, it was such an overwhelmingly wonderful feeling to see how many people were willing to donate books to benefit our children and classrooms. These books will be treasured once again, and will quickly find their way into the hands of eager readers.
So many teachers have students with a wide range of reading abilities and strengths. To be able to find books at these students’ instructional level was meaningful in ways that go beyond reading skills and ability. Providing a child with a book that he or she is able to read successfully helps us to give them the confidence and motivation to continue to learn and grow.
New teachers, or those who are new to a grade level, were able to walk away with bags and boxes of books, which they will use to start or add to their classroom libraries. Many or most of the books available for children to read in their classrooms are purchased or supplied by the classroom teachers themselves. The Team Vicki Soto book drive gave Stratford teachers a place to go to find valuable resources that will support our students’ individual needs, interests, and their self-confidence.
It is so incredibly moving to see all of the wonderful and impactful ways Team Vicki Soto continues to honor Vicki’s legacy of love and learning. The town-wide book drive which supported our teachers and students, the Miss Soto Free Library, as well as the Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy programs are just some of the ways that she continues to make a difference in the lives of children. Because of the wonderful work that you do, all of our students in Stratford are, in a way, “Vicki’s kids.”
On behalf of the teachers of Stratford,
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.