Through the coordination of in-kind donations and parent volunteers -- and monetary funding for Nea's Visual & Perfoming Arts program (and more!) -- the PTSA provides critical and direct support for the school. New and used donations are always welcome as are donations of your time! Learn more about being a LV recess/lunch volunteer, Woforo helper (room parent) and other ways to get involved.
Donations can be dropped off at the Nea Main Office.
Lower Village Needs
Non-fiction books/series (of particular interest: animals, creepy crawlies, ocean books)
Authors of interest :
- Eyewitness Books
- Seymour Simon
- National Geographics Readers
- Time for Kids - Nonfiction Readers
- Amazing Animals books
- Invention and Inventor books
- Eye Openers
- A First Discovery Books
- Ask Me Why?
- Janelle Cannon (Stellaluna, Crickwings, Verdi)
- Patricia Polacco (Pink and Say, Thundercakes etc)
- Kate DiCamillo (The Rising Tiger, Mercy Watson, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane etc.)
- Jerry Spinelli (Magic Magee, Marvin Redpost, Small Steps)
- Jan Brett (The Mitten, The Hat, Mossy)
- Leo Lionni (Swimmy, It's Mine, A Color of His Own, Inch by Inch etc)
- Arnold Lobel, (Frog & Toad, Owl at Home, Mouse Tales)
- Marc Brown (Arthur)
- Peggy Parish (Amelia Bedilia)
- Harry Potter, J.K. Rowlings
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Rick Riordan
- Eragon, Christopher Paolini
- Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
- Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snickett
- The Guardian of Ga'Hoole, Kathryn Lasky
- Mercy Watson, Kate DiCamillo
- The Magic Treehouse, Mary Pope Osborne
- The Magic School Bus, Joanna Cole
- Geronimo Stilton
- Nate the Great, Marjorie Sharmat
- Olivia Sharp, Marjorie Sharmat
- Amber Brown, Paula Danziger
Any Newbery, Caldecot, Robert F. Sibert, Coretta Scott King Award winners are also welcome!!
Still need ideas?? Here are even more titles our LV facilitators would love to see! All books are appreciated!!
-- complete sets in good condition
- Chinese Checkers
- Decks of Cards (complete!)
- Marble runs/marbles -- wooden runs only, please; we have plenty of plastic ones now!
- Wooden architectural blocks
Wet wipes, baskets and bins for storing books and toys are also needed.
Upper Village Needs
UV Humanities Department put together a short wish list, heavily weighted towards young adult fiction, as that's a category we're particularly low on.
- Newbery Award Winners (those geared toward young adults, not children)
- "Best of" lists compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Assn (YALSA)
- Winners of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré award winners (for Latino fiction)
- Coretta Scott King award winners (for African American fiction)
- National Book Award winners
- Pulitzer Prize winners
- Man Booker Prize winners
- Books whose theme corresponds to any of the Nea Principles: Curiosity; Organization; Persistence; Compassion; Accountability; Problem Solving; Courage; Teamwork; Integrity