On Friday, February 16 the Jane E. Tuitt Primary School welcome the Sigma Theta Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to its Black History Month Read-in. Members of the organization treated students to live story telling reading some of their favorite children’s books.
Following a successful read-in on Friday, members of the community, to include Rotary Sunrise and Senator DeGraff’s office devoted their Saturday (February 17) morning to cleaning up the Savan school.
To sum up the morning project, one volunteer said the clean-up was “productive.”
The volunteers weeded and cleaned debris from the school, mostly the yard above the employee parking. They scraped the wall in preparation for upcoming painting projects, and weeded the basketball court for the same.
With the help of the Department of Public Works and others, one large trash bin was placed on campus for the clean-up and, when filled, all debris collected was removed immediately. Due to sporadic rains, painting was not done; though, Principal Bedminster thanks the Home Depot for its donation of paint for this and future events.
All persons were treated to lunch, compliments of the Senator's office and Hot on the Spot, a local food truck. The day was completed with a sweet treat as the students spent the last hour on the basketball court in soccer drills led by 'Mr. Sammy' and Jayden. Principal Bedminster, pleased with the productive day said, “what a joy it was to see our students playing hard, after a day of hard work!”
Other volunteers included, Kai Frett, Mr. Harris of the Salvation Army, and members of the Tuitt family, Nurse Toni Gillman, and Paraprofessional Debra Hazelwood. They were joined by several students and their parents.