St. Anthony Park Elementary thanks supporters

Thanks to the community that supports St. Anthony Park Elementary School. Fundraising by the parent organization SAPSA is a year-round activity at the school. It begins each fall with wrapping paper sales, Chinook book sales, and the Fall Festival and silent auction. Most recently, Micawber’s Books on Carter Avenue hosted its annual fundraiser for the school on Dec. 7, donating a portion of sales that day to the school.

Money raised goes to field trips, art and music supplies, artist

residencies, library books and shelves, physical fitness awards, enrichment classes, support for the school patrol, classroom grants for teachers and much more.

We also receive support from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. Thanks to grant money, the school is able to enrich learning opportunities with the artist-in- residence program; field trips to Camp St. Croix and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center; Destination ImagiNation; and music education. In addition, the foundation helps support the Music in the Park series, which brings performances into the school.

Volunteers donate many hours organizing fundraisers, escorting students on field trips and building a sense of community. The school welcomes volunteer tutors. Interested in tutoring? Contact Lindsay Marcil, VISTA tutoring coordinator, at lindsay.marcil@spps.org.

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