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Home » Archives » August 2011 » Gear Up For Our Schools

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08/01/2011: "Gear Up For Our Schools"


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(Last years collection with Brenna Woods, Michele Morton, Rick Thompson and Tito Bayas)

Every year in our county there are students who come to class without basic supplies, but the “Gear Up” program for school supply collection effort by Islanders Bank helps provide needed supplies.

Collection points are set-up each year around Friday Harbor, Lopez & Orcas, and the donated school supplies are distributed by teachers to students for use in the classrooms from kindergarten through high school.

Every year teachers are found buying school supplies for their students who can't afford them. To help eliminate the burden on teachers and help classroom learning, Islanders Bank Teams are sponsoring "Gear Up For Our Schools" 2011-2012 Campaign from July 27th - August 27th. Teams hope to collect:

#2 Wood Pencils with erasers
Color pencils
Erasers, Rulers & 8" Scissors
Three hole collee & wide ruled
notebook paper
Spiral wide ruled notebooks
Black/Blue pens
Graph paper
Glue sticks
Highlighters: green, pink, yellow & blue
Fine tipped colored markers
Crayons (standard & large)
Pencil/supply boxes & pouches
Water based markers & paints
3 ring 1.5" & 2 " binders w/pockets on
inside cover
Divider tabs w/ pockets on both sides
Pencil sharpeners
Green & red correcting pens

San Juan Island School District teachers and staff would like to thank the following businesses for their participation in setting up collection points for donations of supplies :

Friday Harbor:
*Islanders Bank Lobby
*Kings Market
*Market Place
*Friday Harbor Drug
*Office Center

Lopez:
*Islanders Bank Lobby

Orcas:
*Islanders Bank Lobby
*Office Cupboard
*Island Market

Last year the "Gear Up for School" program resulted in well over $500.00 worth of supplies generously donated by community-minded individuals.

On behalf of our students & teachers ~ THANK YOU ® Islanders Bank

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