Monday, April 2, 2012

Avondale West Receives Lowe's Grant

Avondale West Elementary School has been awarded a $4,890 Toolbox for Education grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The money is awarded for parent-initiated school improvement projects that benefit K-12 public education across the United States. Avondale West Principal Christine Saunders said, “This grant from Lowes will allow us to partner with school and community volunteers to complete several building projects that will paint a fresh face on Avondale West.”

On April 14, a school beautification day will be held at Avondale West with school staff, PTO, Lowe’s and community agencies spending part of the day working on several projects including creating an outdoor classroom area where parents can wait after school for their children. Other projects include painting an interior hallway, organizing PTO and drama club items and creating a useable multi-purpose space in a room previously used for storage.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program has provided nearly $30 million in grants since 2006.