Letter to the Editor

Little knocks

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's that time of year again ... School is starting, and with that will soon come those little knocks at your door from children selling various items for their school fundraisers. That is why the Spirit Lake Elementary and Middle School P.I.E. (Partners in Education) groups would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our community for their past support. Because of your past support we have been able to provide our students and our schools with educational opportunities and school enhancements that would otherwise not be possible.

Here at Spirit Lake Middle and Elementary schools, we have two main fall fundraisers. The middle school's magazine sales fundraiser will run Sept. 3-17. The elementary school's Innisbrook (wrapping paper and gifts) fundraiser will run Sept. 16-30.

With the money we raised last year, we were able to provide the middle school with a new sound system for the gym, 52 new student lockers, new video cameras, the funding of several guest speakers and assemblies; honors band student trips, student council needs, student incentive programs, classroom, art, band, music, and PE supplies; various field trips, new books for the library, accelerated reader on-line program, football pants, computer books and many other items. For the elementary school we were able to fund the resurfacing of the big playground, the accelerated reader on-line program, various field trips and guest speakers, classroom supplies, new books for the library, literacy work stations, Reading Recovery materials, swim lessons, art supplies, Special Ed classroom supplies, educational tools for Developmental Preschool, digital cameras and many other items.

So, when you hear that little knock on your door asking for you to support our school fundraisers, please know that your money is well spent and that every dime goes back to our schools and our kids!

Thank you in advance for supporting our students and schools again this year! We greatly appreciate it! We couldn't do it without you!

Thank You!

Jill Longest

Middle School PIE Facilitator

Elementary Innisbrook co-chair