Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community responds to homeless students
When my colleague Amy Umble wrote two stories last week about the struggles of homeless students within the school division, the community responded with a variety of gifts and funds.
Today, I also learned about a division-wide effort this month that was launched by Courtland Elementary Principal Sherri Steele and her staff to help meet the needs of homeless students. They got a great response as well, including a donation of $400 by the division’s maintenance staff.
Kudos to all who have reached out to help people in need. Needs are ongoing, so don’t miss out if you haven’t yet helped.
Amy’s story reports that the following are still needed:
Socks and underwear
Supplies for summer activities for kids in motels: chalk, bubbles, jump ropes.
To help, call 540/840-0950 or 540/899-6213.
Supplies may also be dropped off at the following Spotsylvania schools: Spotswood Elementary, 400 Lorraine Ave., or Courthouse Academy, located behind the county government building and beside Robert E. Lee Elementary on Brock Road.