Marshay Nicole is our adorable 11- year old daughter who loves dancing and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite thing to do is listen to music and dancing. She is currently going into 6th grade and very excited about becoming a middle school student at Good Shepherd School. The public school in our district goes from grades K - Fourth grade in which Marshay attended up until the very end. Marshay has always been a very bright and smart young girl and always maintained A's and B's throughout her years in our public school with the exception of Math in which she maintained a C average throughout the years. After graduating from 4th grade my husband and I had to make some tough choices as to what school to send her too moving forward. Because of our work hours and the changes in the intermediate school hours we were faced with before and after school care cost as this was something we didn't have to worry about before. Also, our state has drastically cut resources and teachers from our public schools and the classrooms are very large with some classrooms containing some 30+ children that it became difficult for the teachers to spend individual attention on some students that may have needed extra help in some cases, thus we chose Catholic school for Marshay's 5th grade year and could not be happier. She has now maintained an A - B grade in math and enjoys the subject more than she has since being in school. Due to the rising cost of tuition, before and after school care and other challenges we are face with daily, it is becoming difficult to meet our needs. Donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping out.