NPPS Welcome ~ 2020
Back to School Surprise - Foundation Press Release
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation was asked by Dr. Hanson and Stuart Simpson to help pull off a surprise for the teachers as they prepare for back to school. Board of Education Vice President JoAnn Lundgreen actually had the idea last fall before the pandemic. Dr. Hanson worked with some of the local businesses including NebraskaLand National Bank and the Foundation to secure $100 Wal-Mart Gift cards for all the teachers as they are preparing their classrooms. The support staff will be granted $75 towards the Foundation’s campaign of “Pay Green To Wear Blue”, which allows staff to wear jeans and a blue foundation t-shirt, which will be provided to them, on the last day of every week during the school year plus Dukin’ Donut stepped up to provide $10 gift cards to the support staff. “Supporting all the staff this year was very important to the Board.” Stated Josh Bedlan, Foundation Board President.
“We are grateful for everyone working together to start out the year on the right foot.” Said Terri Burchell, Executive Director. The Foundation knows this year there are still going to be needs for the classrooms. The “Pay Green To Wear Blue” campaign will be supporting the foundation and REACH Grants that are awarded to teachers that have innovative ideas for the classroom that maybe weren't in the budget. Since the program’s inception in 1998 over $200,000 has been given to educators to inspire students to reach their fullest potential. Some of the funds have supported challenging scientific exploration through after school STEAM programs, video equipment, real life career through culinary arts and additional music materials just to name a few through the years. Anyone can invest in supporting the foundation and educators with REACH grants through the Foundation; giving online at nppsf.org, or mailing to PO BOX 1557 North Platte, NE 69103.--
Terri Burchell, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1557 301 W. F Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 696-3325 Fax: (308) 535-5300
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