The first day of school for Seminole County students is Wednesday, August 4
Seminole County Family Connection is very excited to be able to provide school supplies for a third year to Seminole County Elementary students through the School Supply Scramble. This event will happen again this year during Seminole County Elementary’s Open House on Monday, August 2.
“Seminole County Family Connection is very pleased to be partnering with the school to make sure that students have the opportunity to receive supplies,” commented Seminole County Family Connection coordinator Billie McLendon.
This year the event is more streamlined for the students’ needs by grade level. Parents will have two time slots to attend the event. They can stop by from 12-1 p.m. or from 5 to 6 p.m. The School Supply Scramble will have a table designated for each grade level – Pre-K through fifth grade – and at each table the backpacks given out will contain school supply items needed by students in that specific grade level.
Family Connection has seen through the years of doing this that not all grades need the same supplies. “Some grades request things that other grades do not require. Family Connection wants to meet the needs of each student and help be a positive force for the students to start off the school year prepared,” added McLendon.
This event is Family Connection’s largest budgeted event of the year. Through grants, partners, and fundraising efforts the collaborative will spend approximately $5,000 on this year’s event.
Also, if a business or agency within the community would like to set up a booth to distribute additional items they can do so by contacting McLendon at [email protected] or 229-309-0531.
Seminole County Family Connection would like to thank the following partners who, as of July 21, have signed on with a booth and offer help: Walther Farms, Georgia Power, Donalsonville Hospital, South GA Healthcare, Ameris Bank, Dr. Craig and Erin Lenz, Martha Fowler, First Port City Bank, Shelia Williams, Family Boutique, Seminole Hydraulic Company, Seminole County Retired Educators Association, and Pam Bridges with Ferst Readers.