UT Health Science Center employees work with Gladewater ISD to ensure all elementary students have school supplies

Monday, August 4, 2008

Employees at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler are working with officials at the Gladewater Independent School District to ensure that all elementary students in the district have school supplies.

UT Health Science Center employees began the “Stuff that Bus” school supply drive in July.

The drive is the result of an idea for community outreach submitted by a UTHSCT employee through “GIVE,” Great Ideas from Valued Employees, an employee suggestion program.

The drive’s purpose is to provide crayons, notebooks, paper, glue, pencils, erasers, and other items for Gladewater Elementary School students who may not be able to afford all their school supplies.

“We are happy that we can show our support of the Gladewater community through making sure all its elementary students have the school supplies they need. We’re committed to supporting the Gladewater community, both through our new health clinic that will open soon, and through initiatives such as this school supply drive,” UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun said.

After the supplies are collected, Gladewater ISD officials will distribute them.

Parents of elementary students may call Debra Money of Gladewater ISD at (903) 845-6991 if they need assistance with the school supplies listed below:
  • Crayola Crayons, 24 count
  • Crayola Washable Markers, Wide Tip Basic Colors
  • Elmer’s Glue, 4 oz. or 8 oz.
  • Elmer’s Glue Sticks
  • #2 wood pencils, made in USA
  • Pink erasers
  • Spiral notebook, wide rule, 70 count
  • Notebook paper, wide rule, 200 count
  • Small plastic supply box
  • Ziploc bags, gallon or quart size
These supplies will be available to be picked up from Aug. 12 through Aug. 20 at the Gladewater ISD Business Office, 500 W. Quitman in Gladewater.

This will allow students to bring their supplies with them on “Meet the Teacher” night.

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