Lamar, West U. Elementary Donate School Supplies, Necessities To Galveston ISD, Residents
Last week, West U. Elementary School Principal John Threet was contacted by a former employee who is now the PTO president at Rosenberg Elementary School in Galveston
Threet found out that the Galveston school had just reopened on Oct. 7, and that many of the school’s students, faculty, and staff are still living in shelters more than a month after Hurricane Ike.
“Our neighbors have lost their homes and their belongings, including clothes, blankets, pillows and other basic human needs,” said Threet. “For a community as generous as West U, it was obvious we had to help.”
A clothing and supply drive was launched last week, and continued at the school’s carnival this weekend. The Galveston Independent School District sent a truck to the school today to pick up the donations.
Lamar High School and its feeder schools have undertaken a similar initiative. Lamar feeder schools will deliver more than 2,000 school supply items such as spiral notebooks, pens, pencils and crayons to Galveston ISD Oct. 21. Principals and student leaders will depart from Lamar at 9 a.m. headed to Ball High School in Galveston to deliver the supplies.
They will also have lunch with administrators and student leaders on their campuses to discuss other ways the schools can lend a hand help get the district and students back on their feet. The theme is “Students Helping Students Recover.” Student leaders are also collecting monetary donations of $2 from their peers on campus to further assist the students, staff and families of Galveston schools.