Saturday, October 6, 2012

That Giving Spirit

Third graders in Karen Lawler's class at Franklin Elementary School show off their new supplies, donated by
employees from Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Blogger's Note: Once again, FOB John Armato provides information about how Pottstown is beating the bushes to drum up support for the school district from local businesses. Below are two more examples.

Franklin Elementary School third grade students received some much appreciated aid from the employees of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

The aid, in the form of a wide assortment of classroom supplies, was donated to the students as a result of a project headed by PMMC employees Marian Lippert and Karen Kocher.

Each student received school supplies which they immediately began to utilize. Additional supplies will be distributed to students throughout the remainder of the school year.

PMMC employees are proud to be a part of the Pottstown community and to play a role in the education of our young people.

Third grade teachers Karen Lawler and Diana Dotterer were overjoyed with the array of supplies for their students.

 Lawler noted, “Students having the necessary tools to help build their educational foundation will lead to success in their future lives. We are appreciative of all of our community partners and the efforts of the employees of PMMC.”

Presenting the supplies to the students at a special classroom ceremony, Kocher said, “I’m overwhelmed by this tremendous experience and the response of the students to these supplies. Seeing first hand, person-to-person the difference that our efforts can make is encouraging and will help our future efforts in supporting our schools.”

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Foundation for Pottstown Education Executive Director Myra Forrest, and board member
John Armato, center, accept a $1,000 donation from Susquehanna Bank Vice President
Marketing Manager Katrina Belcher.

Recently, Susquehanna Bank demonstrated its support of early childhood education and the Pottstown School District with a donation of $1,000.00 to the Foundation for Pottstown Education.

Foundation Executive Director Dr. Myra Forrest and Board member John Armato accepted the donation on behalf of the Foundation.

Forrest noted, “Being able to provide some of our youngest citizens with the foundation that will lead to their academic success is a stepping stone to a healthy community. The donation will be applied to activities of the Pottstown School District’s PEAK Program (Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness)."

She said "the PEAK Program has developed partnerships between the school district and private childcare facilities to coordinate efforts to ensure that students entering school are prepared to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered.”

The donation was presented by Susquehanna Bank Vice President Marketing Manager, Pottstown Office at 159 East High Street, Katrina Belcher.

Belcher said, “Susquehanna has a long history of supporting the local communities where we do business. We recognize the importance of investing in the future of our communities, and one of the best ways to do that is to support the education of our children. We are pleased that our donation will assist the Foundation for Pottstown Education in fulfilling its mission of fully developing their students’ potential.”

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