LES, LPS, & LECC fundraiser allows for $23,402 in improvements
Loveland Elementary School (LES), Loveland Primary School (LPS), and Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) raised a combined total of $58,000 in magazines sales with a net profit for the three buildings of $23,402.
LES plans to utilize their portion to support an ever-developing technology program in the building. LES Principal Jennifer Forren said the new funds raised will complement the recent addition of some 160 new Chromebook devices – a purchase which was the result of a district investment and donation by the PTA.
“This is an age-appropriate investment for our third and fourth grade students,” said Forren. “These are the tools we need to propel them forward academically; we sincerely appreciate the support the community showed us during the magazine sale drive.”
LPS is using the money to purchase additional leveled books to support and expand the school’s targeted reading homework system. The additional books bring LPS closer to the goal of every student taking home appropriate reading level practice materials nightly that are targeted specifically for the individual student.
"We know that the more targeted our homework can be for individual students, the better results we are going to see in the growth each child makes,” said LPS Principal Kevin Fancher. “Our goal is to help students enjoy reading while allowing them to read text at their level. The additional materials improve our ability to meet the needs of our growing readers."
LECC’s share will be used in combination with money from other fundraiser efforts to upgrade the building’s playground area.
“This is the third year that LECC, LPS and LES have collaboratively run this fundraiser and shared the proceeds,” said LECC Principal Kyle Bush. “In the past we pushed for tablet devices in the classrooms, additional books to augment our leveled reader collection, and even trees that were planted in the student play area. This year we are focusing on a moderately ambitious series of additions to our playground. None of this would be happening without the support that our school community provides to these fundraising initiatives.”
Photo caption: The shipment of new leveled books arrived at LPS to distribute to students.