Garner goes green and clean

The Garner Middle School Family Engagement/Parental Involvement Committee coordinated a clean-up day on April 1 to allow staff, students, parents, and family members to come together for a day of community service. The day proved to be full of teamwork, connections, and lots of trash collecting. New friendships were created among staff, parents and students with 6th, 7th and 8th-grade families participating and coming together to give back to their school.

Garner pride was shining through as trash bags were filled. Not only did Garner get a clean-up but neighbors at the Tobin Library were able to have their grounds cleaned as well. Looking across the campus grounds, aqua shirts were seen everywhere as volunteers happily wore their special edition Garner Green & Clean t’s while gathering trash. The day proved to be extremely productive and allowed for local partnerships to extend their continued friendship with Garner. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Taco Cabana, HEB, Keep SA Beautiful, SA Graffiti Wipe-out, Garner PTA, Belle Watson, Jill Markey, & MacArthur High School all showed their support of this event and helped make the day a huge success. Principal David Crowe brought his entire family out for the clean-up effort and staff members joined in to give back as well. Martha Diaz, Garner Family Specialist said the event was so successful due to the amazing Parental Engagement committee and its members! Staff members include Jill Markey, Olympia Calaway, Doug Saam, Kimberly Martinez and parent volunteer members Tim Price, Liz Wright, and Minerva Morando. The committee meets monthly to coordinate one event per semester for parents and families to connect with their child’s school. A third fun event also being coordinated by the committee is planned for the month of May. A student STAAR pep rally is in the works and has motivated students to do their best for the last several years.

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Posted on 04/04/2017