I am a fifth-grade teacher at Phillips Magnet Elementary. I just want everyone to know about a wonderful resource in our town called the Teacher Resource Center.
Many people have probably seen collection bins at their local grocery store or retail store. As a teacher, I am allowed to go to the Teacher Resource Center twice per year, and each time I leave with bags and bags full of supplies for my classroom. All for free.
This is so important for my students and families. I am able to stock my cabinets with items kids may not be able to buy for themselves such as notebooks, pencils, paper, binders, folders, dividers, pencil pouches, etc. I also take home bags full of prizes to give out as rewards. I grab backpacks and whiteboards and even office chairs and file cabinets.
I just wanted to say thank you to anyone who donates to this wonderful and needed charity. I also want to thank the volunteers who keep the doors open. Many of them are retired teachers themselves.
Jennifer C. Veveiros