Schools Open! Lower Pottsgrove Celebrates with Supplies, Books
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Pottsgrove School District families officially began their return to education Monday (Aug. 31, 2020), as classes got under way.
Pottsgrove High and Middle school students launched with full-day schedules; those in kindergarten through fifth grade, with half-day sessions through Thursday (Sept. 3) and then full days Sept. 8 (Tuesday) following the Labor Day holiday. Excitement among both parents and students was evident on social media, despite the virtual-only-to-open limitations imposed under the coronavirus pandemic.
Students headed into grades 3-5 at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, Buchert Road, got a jump start on their back-to-school fun Saturday morning (Aug. 29). Dozens turned out to pick up free school supplies and books (at top, above, and below) distributed in an effort headed by school parents themselves. Building Principal Terri Koehler, who was on hand to greet families as they arrived, called the parents’ project “amazing.”
Everything from new backpacks to pencils to binders, and even a wide selection of books to take home and keep, all were purchased with donated funds or charitably supplied by area businesses and others, Koehler said. Students brought by their parents could freely make their own selections, finding the “just right” colors, styles and designs that best suited them.
Other parents, a few of them with three or more students at home, came equipped with lists for each child and his or her needs.
A lengthy line of tables was set up beneath the school’s sheltered Buchert Road entrance, bulging with boxes and ready-to-go materials on display. Lower Pottsgrove Police also were available to help control the occasionally heavy traffic in and out of the school parking lots.
The parents’ group already has its eye on its next project, a potential distribution of winter coats sometime during October, according to a Facebook post.
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