Scott Students Receive New Coats

Many little ones from Scott Magnet Elementary will be much warmer this winter thanks to the efforts of Let’s Help and Communities in Schools.  These organizations distributed over 140 brand new winter coats to students of Scott Magnet on October 30th. Jess Wothke of Communities in Schools, and Bob Young of Let’s Help, brought in the winter wear after hearing that many Scott Magnet children were in need. According to Wothke, the strong relationship between the school and it’s families helped make parents more comfortable in requesting the assistance. Parents were able to notify the school at enrollment and at parent/teacher conferences if their child would be needing a new coat this winter. The donation was made possible through private contributions, discounts given by big-box retailers, and a Knights of Columbus pancake feed. The youngsters had fun picking out their coats and will appreciate the warmth and generosity all winter long.