Griffith Elementary School is getting a facelift and we need your help. Thursday, April 27, 2017, starting at 8:30 am at Griffith Elementary School, 200 Day Drive, Ferguson, Missouri 63135.
Volunteers are needed to assist with clean-up efforts led by Councilwoman Ella Jones. Join the Ferguson City Council and our partners and sponsors Former State Representative Sharon Pace, Ferguson Home Depot, Starbucks, and Youth Build as they roll up their sleeves in support of our area youth.
“We are excited to have so many wonderful community partners come together to help with this beautification project. Projects like these would not be possible without the help of our community and corporate partners”, said Mayor Knowles.
Councilwoman Jones says, "Our students should have a school that is welcoming and warm inside and out. We have been working with Terry O'Neil, Ferguson's Director of Facilities and Chris Wendling, Home Depot store manager in Ferguson to pull this project together and I cannot thank them enough!"
"This is what community is all about," Pace said. "We all understand how important schools are to a strong community and this project is a way to show our support for both."
Interested volunteers should report to the school by 8:00 am on April 27th. Tools and cleaning supplies will be provided.
As we all know that MAP testing can be stressful for students and teachers, on Friday, April 28th, Griffith Elementary will also hold a Prep Rally to get the students excited and fired up to do well. The Gateway Region YMCA and Healthy Schools Healthy Communities will be providing MAP Test Self Care Bags to 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders.
"This is truly a collaborative effort and shows what is possible when the public and private sector come together," Jones said. "We really need this kind of teamwork to continue healing our community."
WHAT: Community Clean-Up of Griffith Elementary School
WHEN: April 27, 2017 at 8:30 am
WHERE: 200 Day Street, Ferguson Missouri 63135
HOSTS: Ferguson's 1st Ward Council member Ella M. Jones, Former State Representative Sharon Pace, Ferguson Home Depot, Starbucks, Youth Build, and Emerson Family YMCA