Board of Education Helps Raise Funds for the "Buddy Bench"


Board of Education members recently donated funds towards a student's "Buddy Bench" project. At the urging of Trustee Amy Rivera, members contributed $20 each at December's board meeting. They donated $100 collectively. Kailey Eberhart, along with her fellow classmates from Mrs. Branche's third grade class, have been raising money to install a buddy bench at the playground here at Springs School. Kailey read about this simple idea that will help kids to not be lonely on the playground and always find a friend: it's called The Buddy Bench.  "I am hoping that the students at Springs School will help me to spread kindness and let everyone have fun at recess," said Kailey.  Mrs. Branche's third grade class worked collaboratively and made posters to advertise the benches, as well as helped to spread the word all over school that they are collecting money for this great project. "Almost every student in my class has donated money to the bench," said Mrs. Branche. " They are all very supportive of Kailey's project."

The GEHEF has donated funds toward two Buddy Benches for the back playground/recess area, and Kailey is asked students to raise money by doing chores in order to earn money that will go towards decorating those benches and purchasing an additional Buddy Bench for the front playground.  With all of these donations, the installation of our first Buddy Bench should be coming soon! You can read more about buddy benches by clicking here.