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Sam Friedman  | Published on 10/1/2016



 October 2016 Update

Mosaic Project

and more


  Some of the Kindergarten students that our tutors are working with have never been to school! Can you imagine if your grandchildren did not know their letters or numbers?  

   I am working with a boy in first grade who does not know the sounds of all the letters. The teacher told me the class was on page 63 of the workbook.  I found that the boy could only read up to page 13. Imagine how lost this child must feel in class. He needs more than me. He needs you and a friend of yours to help him and others.
    We will train you and give you materials to use with the children.

Please respond to this email with a resounding YES that you would like to help the kids with either your time or donation for our book program.         - Marcy Feldman 


     We are honored to be asked to participate in a wonderful project.

All our students will be creating a mural made of mosaic glass which will be installed in the Children's Room of the Detroit Public Library.   

     Artist Gail Kaplan has created mosaic murals done by other children from a few Detroit schools that have already been installed. You can read about them in the link below. Pasteur's will be one double sized mosaic to complete this project and our theme will be the Earth. 

    Every child in the school will submit a drawing that is some way connected to the Earth. They will also have the opportunity to cut glass and/or glue in the glass pieces.  Our Special Ed students will be included.

   Gail's working partner Dani Katsir will be flying in from India to work on the project in January. You can read about the other mosaics they have done in the link below.  

    This is a very special opportunity for the students to learn about art, mosaics, the Earth, the library and more. We hope to celebrate the installation with a field trip to the library and a pizza party.  

   This is an expensive project and we are very grateful to alum Penny Bernstein Blumenstein and other generous donors she is gathering for the funding. This is a major event for us! If you would like to join Penny and the other donors in helping to fund this project please email Penny at If we have enough money we may even be able to do a small mosaic for the school.  

   Paula Kalt has given the teachers discussion ideas for the Earth theme for their classes. She is also scheduling readers to read to classes about the Earth on November 10. Please contact Paula ( if you are interested. Pictured below are Paula and Gail Kaplan showing small samples of two other mosaics to the teachers. Our mosaic will be 7 feet by 15 feet with over 20,000 pieces!
   If you have a chance, please visit the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library to see the other mosaics. Gail will be there on Noel Night Dec. 3.

   Thank you for supporting our Foundation so that we can do these wonderful programs for our kids!

- Marcy


How Will We Spend Your Money

If You Choose to Donate? 

200 books for children for our Reading Program
Tutoring materials
6th Grade Trip to see JET's "The Diary of Anne Frank"
400 packs of seeds for Earth Day
Holiday food for 60 families in need
Fresh underwear and jogging pants

(for accidents)

Kindles for 6th grade Promotion again?
Summer in the City for 2017

 Volunteer and Make a Little Friend!

Please respond to tell us that you would like to read to a class or tutor a child 

in the alphabet, phonics or reading.

We will arrange a training ASAP as we will start tutoring in October.   

Please reply to this email or call Marcy: 

(248) 514-5359 

Not a member? You can still volunteer! 

Want to become a member? 

$30 annual 

$250 Life Member 

$500 Scholarship Life Member

Please make checks to PESAF and mail to  

Pasteur Elementary School Alumni Foundation 

P.O. Box 7083 

Huntington Woods, MI 48070 

or join online: 

PESAF| (248) 540-2839 ||