Students at Chaparral Elementary School, 380 E Frye Road in Gilbert in the Higley Unified School District, have more than $8,500 in new books at the school this year thanks to the efforts of the school PTO and the local Sam’s Club, according to a press release.
The PTO purchased $7,000 worth of books for classrooms following several months of fundraising.
“The books directly go into students’ hands this year as the school uses authentic literature to teach the English/language arts in kindergarten through sixth grade,” Principal Liz Wolf said. “We could not teach at the caliber we do without the fundraising our PTO does each year. Our community supports our students, our teachers and our classrooms directly. This year was very special as students received iPads and books in their classrooms. We are grateful for that support.”
Sam’s Club made a $1,500 donation to the school, as well, helping to purchase additional books. This marked the second year in a row the school received funding from Sam’s Club for books and training. This year’s award was part of a literacy grant.
“We are so grateful for the business and community support we enjoy at Chaparral,” Ms. Wolf said in the release.
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