Lakewood Teachers Give Back
Lakewood Teachers are proud to announce fund-raising efforts over the holidays have enabled us to once again give generously to Lakewood organizations that directly support our students. $300 each was given to Lakewood Community Service Center, North Coast Health, and the Lakewood Family Room. We were able to donate $500 to Supplies for Success.
We give to these local service organizations because we know first hand how important it is for children to come to our classrooms prepared to learn. Students who have had years of enriched play, are physically healthy and fed, and who have the supplies needed for school are poised for success.
Over the holidays teachers designed and sold Ranger Holiday shirts, held a 50/50 raffle at their winter social, and sold raffle tickets for the chance to play the “whip crack” in the iconic Christmas song, "Sleigh Ride." Overall, fundraising was a success, but we’ll likely start a bit earlier next year. “This was the first year that we tried a t-shirt sale. We got a bit of a late start and weren’t able to advertise as well as we would have liked. Look for holiday Ranger shirts again next year!” said Alison Breckle, who organized the t-shirt sale.
Lakewood Teachers will continue to give back to the community. This spring we look forward to supporting the Lakewood Police Department during the Dare basketball tournament for fifth graders on March 3rd, and we will once again sponsor a Recreation Department youth baseball team. We are also making plans to support our newest readers with first grade book gifts, and with the help of some students, we will be tending our Adopt-a-Spot garden in front of the Bandstand in Lakewood Park. Lakewood’s kids are our kids. We want to help them thrive both inside and outside of the classroom!
Lisa Shaffer-Gill is the president of Lakewood Teachers Association.
Lakewood Teachers Association President