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A few weeks ago, Albemarle Road Elementary had a surprise they won’t soon forget. The entire school was bused to Grady Cole Center for a Dr. Seuss Reading Spectacular hosted by the Carolina Panthers. As the school’s auditorium only fit 300 students and the school population was 1400, the Carolina Panthers organized buses and the rental of the arena to fit the high-energy event. The importance of reading 20 and playing 60 (minutes per day) was emphasized through creative games and activities. Over a dozen students were selected to participate in special games and to interact directly with players Thomas Davis (58) and Graham Gano (9).
Classroom Central could not achieve our mission if it were not for the investment in our work by corporations, individuals and volunteers. One of these organizations that is critical to our efforts is Wells Fargo.
Keeping our Free Store stocked would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers and corporate partners. We wanted to share a few images of the volunteer groups that helped us in January & February 2013:
In all of our programs, there is one thing that is considered to be as good as gold in the classroom: copy paper. With many teachers receiving limited supply at the beginning of each semester (we have heard 2 packs is the norm), it simply isn’t enough. With state school supply budgets decreasing even further in 2013-2014, our region’s teachers in high needs schools rely on Classroom Central for essential items.