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 …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Get ready for some dancing, music and more at the annual Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership fundraiser Sept. 29.
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 …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership wants to get new books to the area's public schools.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Norcross Cluser Schools Partnership needs some willing hands to organize bags of books for various Norcross elementary schools from April 2-13. NCSP is completing a project where every student in the Norcross area from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade receives a book to take home as his or her very own. "For many students, this book becomes one of a very few that they have," said NCPS Founder Kim Dorough in an press release. So far, the organization distributed more than 4,100 books in August and September last year, and volunteers are working on the final 3,500. NCPS currently has 3,000 books that are ready to bag and deliver to Peachtree Elementary, Simpson Elementary and Stripling Elementary. All the volunteers would have to do is …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The event took place last Saturday to benefit the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership.
Held at DE Fine Art in Peachtree Corners, the Art, Wine & Jazz event took place last Saturday to benefit grants through the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership. The community gathered at the art gallery to drink wine, eat food and check out artwork while enjoying the company other others. The Traveling Vineyard provided the wine samples, and Mayor Bucky Johnson was on the drums in a quartet playing jazz standards. The event was led by Kim Dorough, president of the NCSP. "We just thought it would be a fun, one-of-a-kind event and a something great to do for the community," said Ranae Heaven, co-founder of NCSP. "In turn, we can fund some of the projects for the [school] cluster." The NCSP helps fund grants for educational programs, it's …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The event will help raise money for the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership.
Looking for something to do this weekend? The Norcross Business Association is sponsoring the Art, Wine & Jazz event this Saturday to benefit the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership. Held in Peachtree Corners' DE Fine Art gallery, the business-casual event will have artwork, drinks, food and dancing. The Traveling Vineyard will be having a professional wine tasting, too. "We just thought it would be a fun, one-of-a-kind event and a something great to do for the community," said Ranae Heaven, co-founder of NCSP. "In turn, we can fund some of the projects for the [school] cluster." A live band will be playing, with Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson on the drums. What many may not have known about the mayor is that has had a long musical career: …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The school was awarded $2,000 to fund an education-with-arts program.
Beaver Ridge Elementary School was awarded a $2,000 grant to fully fund a new program called Mastering Math Skills Through Music. The program concentrates on education through the arts, and it was pushed by early intervention teacher Kathy Boyer. "It's like a high-energy, music-movement math skills program," said Boyer. She added that the fun program is geared more for third, fourth and fifth graders, but it has basic addition and subtraction activities that can be used with younger students. She first heard about the program two years ago while attending the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference. She went to a session headed by the author of the program, and she was hooked immediately. "I had so much fun as an adult that I…