Adopt-a-School Update

“Do good for others. It will come back in unexpected ways.”


As we worked on needs and literacy at the elementary level within our schools, we can now look forward to September to elicit educational support areas needed within the West Deptford elementary school system. In the interim, we can prepare to thank our teachers for their efforts in continuing to educate their students through telecommunications. Teachers set up assignments, collaborate with staff members, communicate with parents, and are teaching from home. Cards of encouragement and thank you cards can be another way to support the teaching staff.

Our club’s art department is working on teacher cards using scrapbooking materials. I have enough materials to construct fifty cards (with envelopes) out of my donated supplies. We do, however, need a total of ninety cards to distribute at each of the three schools. I am preparing fifty packets of parts and pieces to be glued onto the front of the cards. I have found several messages that would be appropriate to print for the inside of each card and have five sample cards pictured, right.

If possible, we will meet with our club “art ladies” to assemble the cards at a future date during the summer. If schools reopen, we will give the “thank you” cards at the close of school in June but would need to get together earlier to construct each card. It is basically a wait and watch event until the state of New Jersey gives us more information during this pandemic. 

Currently, I am asking for help in designing and creating forty more cards by donating your extra scrapbooking materials, your Cricut machine, and/or ideas for card making. Please contact me if you can help or if you have any ideas or questions.


Further information will be forthcoming in June.

Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. Let us be safe, healthy, and happy until we meet again!


  • · A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, & touches a heart….
  • · Thank you for working hard to make learning fun!
  • · A TEACHER is a STAR who teaches others how to SHINE!
  • · A teacher is a person who surrounds her students with inspiration to learn again every day!
  • · ROSES are red, VIOLETS are blue, EVERYONE deserves a TEACHER like you!