2015 Summer Project – JLG-RICA Tree House Stock Up!

2015 Summer Project – JLG-RICA Tree House Stock Up!

By Natalee Elliott, Senior Operations Analyst, Scheduling Services

This summer, The Practice is pleased to continue our partnership with JLG-RICA (John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents – Rockville)  by participating in a Tree House Stock Up.

JLG-RICA is a Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) special education school for students with emotional disabilities, autism, specific learning disabilities, and other health impairments, serving Montgomery County and several other counties in the state of Maryland. The vision for the JLG-RICA school is to provide quality education, care and support for all students who are admitted to the program. The school follows the MCPS general education curriculum and students are expected to meet the graduation requirements for a Maryland high school diploma or Maryland certificate. For more information on JLG-RICA, you may visit their website at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/rica.

The Tree House is the Department of Community Resources and Development campus shop/boutique to help meet the needs of the JLG-RICA students.  The staff uses the tree house in many different ways. It can be used for a reinforcer, birthday or special occasion gifts, emergency clothing, transition or mainstreaming gift.  The staff members (clinical, residential or school) determines when the student has earned a visit to the tree house or they have a special reason to visit the student can pick out one item they chose per visit. 

The Tree House is also used if a student is admitted to residence and needs specific items, like clothing, deodorant, toothbrush, ect.

We would like to collect as many of the listed items as possible so that the Tree House is well stocked for the beginning of the new school year.

Items Needed:

(ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE UNDER $15.00–no glass or sharp items please)

·        men’s wallets (great deals at Walmart)

·        digital watches (men’s and women’s) (great deals at Walmart)

·        hats (sport teams)

·        footballs (medium and official size)

·        soccer balls

·        basketballs

·        board games (ages 12up)

·        legos (small sets)

·        bionicles by legos

·        Bath and body works (girls & boys)

·        Axe deodorant and body wash

·        ear buds

·        Nerf basketball hoop that hangs over the door

·        CD players (can go up to $20)

·        arts and crafts

·        yugio cards

·        journals

·        small hand held electronic games

·        card games

·        any other small items for older teenagers

Duration of the Project: Remainder of the Summer

Drop-off Location: The Germantown PMST Office @ 20010 Century Blvd, Suite 200, Germantown, MD 20874

Items can be purchased in person and mailed or ordered online and shipped directly to the office.

Please help make this possible with your continued support.

Thank you!