AB&I Adopts Local Elementary School
January 14, 2015
In 2014, AB&I adopted a local school in Oakland – Aspire College Academy. The school serves 280 students from kindergarten to 5th grade.
One of the first things they needed was supplies for the teachers and books for the children. By year’s end AB&I team members had donated $1,000 in books and supplies and Kip Wixson even gave us access to his subscription to Paper Back Swap and used his credits to purchase books for the school. Principal Jessica Newburn also provided book suggestions for team members.
The teachers were ecstatic when they saw all of the supplies, and both teachers and children alike were overjoyed with the number of books donated. Kip has even applied to Paper Back Swap for the school to be on the donation list for all subscribers.
They received a note from the Principal Newburn:
“Happy New Year! I just wanted to extend a GIANT thank you for all the books that were donated before the holiday. Our teachers have incorporated over 40 books into their classroom libraries and have sparked some great independent reading coming into the new year already. We really appreciate your generosity!”
This is a sample of the books that were donated:
Dr. Seuss Series
-Frog and Toad Series
-Fancy Nancy Series
-Joody Moody Series
-Junie B. Jones Series
-Skippyjon Jones Series
-Eric Carle Series
Chapter Books for older scholars:
-Magic Tree House series
-Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
-Biographies of minority leaders
-Mysterious Benedict Society Series
There is also an opportunity to provide hands-on help. They have a playground that is in need of repair. A group of volunteers plan to get together in February to clean up the playground, fix benches, paint, plant flowers and vegetables and help put a net on the chain link fence.
Great job Team AB&I!