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Two NEISD schools receive donation from officemax

Janice Pundt is surprised by OfficeMax and family.

Janice Pundt stands in shock as her family members and OfficeMax give her a big surprise.

A “back to school” supply list isn’t only for students. In addition to a multitude of preparations that coincide with the new school year, the average teacher spends $1,000 out of pocket on essential classroom supplies. This effort has not gone unnoticed, as 1,000 teachers across the nation received help in this department from their local OfficeMax® stores. North East ISD is the home to a pair of those 1,000 teachers. Janice Pundt of Jackson Keller Elementary School and Yvette DeBolt of Windcrest Elementary School were surprised with $1,000 in school supplies on Oct. 1, as part of the OfficeMax A Day Made Better program.

Pundt sits in her new chair surrounded by loved ones.

Pundt sit in her brand new office chair as she is surrounded by her loved ones and OfficeMax representatives.

Nominated by Principal Anna Nicolai, Janice Pundt’s face was priceless as her family members and OfficeMax representatives walked into her classroom to give her the great news. Nicolai recognized the third grade teacher for the 30 years of dedication she has put toward educating and inspiring every student, every day. “I was very surprised,” said Pundt. “When someone recognizes you for doing a good job and provides all the stuff that you want for your class that is not always easy to get – it’s a very nice thing.”

Thumbs up from DeBolt!

Debolt gives a thumbs up to the OfficeMax manager as she takes a look at her new camera.

“It’s nice to be recognized,” said Yvette DeBolt, who was nominated by Windcrest Watchdog coordinator, Paul LaCombe. “You do a lot of good things and sometimes those good things don’t get noticed. So it’s nice after 12 years of teaching to get recognized for things that I do.” DeBolt is most excited about snapping photos with her new camera to capture great moments throughout the year in her third grade classroom.

The teachers were surprised with flowers and a giant orange box with “A Day Made Better” stamped on the top, which was filled with teaching gear. From pens and pencils to a Kindle Fire and digital camera—both teachers and their students are excited about the new teaching tools being integrated into the classroom.

Debolt sits in her new chair with certificate

Yvette DeBolt sits in her new chair as she displays her Certificate of
Appreciation from OfficeMax.





Posted on September