Monday, January 14, 2013
Awarded by the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership, the grants total more than $18,000 to various teachers and schools in the area.
The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership has awarded 11 grants totaling more than $18,000 to various teachers and schools in the area. The organization was able to fulfill the grants because of donations through sponsors, parents, community leaders, teachers, NCSP events and especially the Harvest Ball, according to the NCSP monthly newsletter. The Harvest Ball is the NCSP's annual fall fundraiser that includes beverages, dinner, live music, a silent auction and entertainment. The grants review committee considered 29 grant applications that totaled more than $66,000. "Thank you to all the teachers that submitted grant requests," committee Chairwoman Mary Hester said in the newsletter. "We read every grant and were impressed with the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hear what volunteer Norm Schklar has to say about the amazing work the organization does for Norcross students.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
By Norm Schklar, NCSP volunteer The folks at Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership are nuts. They want you to participate in their fund raising so they can work harder to supply much needed support for our public schools. The more they raise, the more work they and their volunteers (me) have to do. It can be finding donors for office/school supplies or "beg, borrowing or stealing" books for children to take home and read or supporting other Norcross school projects. These all take time and funding. I've been on both the packing and the delivering end of NCSP projects. Both are a lot of work, but both mean something to our children. When delivering supplies to a couple of our schools the staff was very appreciative and know how to put …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
There's a new way to donate paper and pens to the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership.
The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership is implementing a new initiative where potential donators can help the organization through rewards points. NCSP is now asking its supporters to turn their credit card rewards points into gift cards payable to the nonprofit. Through the gift cards, NCSP would be able to purchase needed supplies for area schools throughout the year at Office Depot, which has offered to give deep discounts. "Naturally, all the groups and businesses that are collecting school supplies would prefer to be able to distribute supplies to all the school children when school opens," said Elaine Fuerst, a volunteer for NCSP who also spearheaded the reward points initiative. "Realistically, when you look at the projected …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, is the last day to get donations in for the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership is asking not only for items needed in the classroom, but in the school clinics, too.
It seems as if school just ended, but before you know it, it'll be August and you'll be out and about checking off the items on your children's school supplies list. Luckily, the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership is already planning for those supply lists for the 2012-2013 school year. NCSP is asking for the public's help in filling out the supply closets for the schools in the Norcross and Peachtree Corners cluster. While several of the businesses and organizations such as the Norcross Business Association and Peachtree Corners Business Association are actively supporting all the schools, there are many students in the area who come from families that struggle to make ends meet. In the middle and elementary schools that NCSP are …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A beautiful plaque adorns the walls of 45 South, in loving memory of a book and coffee lover, appropriately.
A Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership book project will soon be expanded in honor of a special woman, who sadly passed away recently. A donation of some 400 books will soon be coming to 45 South Cafe in Historic Norcross--so many that a new shelf will be needed to house them. The books come from the personal library of Vicki Shewbert Hix, the owner's sister. "She loved books and she loved reading," said Keith Shewbert. "This could not be any more perfect." A piece of art inside of a wooden plaque now hangs on the wall, as a tribute to Vicki. A gray ceramic mug is in the center of the work, with a whimsical piece of netting reaching up to the heavens and shards of tile artfully placed in the backdrop. "A cup 'o joe... A spot 'o tea, …