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Spotswood PTA Granting Back-to-School Wishes for Teachers

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Memorial Middle School teacher Kristen Carpenter is all smiles thanks to the Spotswood PTA's back-to-school gift. Credits: Melissa Hallerman
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Jacquelyn Martinez shows off her back-to-school gifts in her Memorial Middle School classroom. Credits: Melissa Hallerman
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Second grade teacher Randi Snook shows off her back-to-school gifts as she readies her Appleby Classroom. Credits: Melissa Hallerman
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Samantha Wyks will have some new supplies for her third grade classroom in Appleby School. Credits: Melissa Hallerman
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Reading groups will be much easier for third grade teacher Stephanie Weisslitz thanks to her new table. Credits: Melissa Hallerman
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Second grade teacher Jenna Cantora has some back-to-school surprises to unwrap from the Spotswood PTA. Credits: Melissa Hallerman
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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Back-to-school time doesn't just hit parents in the wallet. It takes a bit out of teachers' pockets as well. Many teachers supplement their classroom supplies by purchasing their own additional materials. They typicially spend their own money on anything from bulletin board and classroom decorations to art items and beyond. Garage sales and dollar stores often become a matter of course as teachers search for inexpensive items that can be utilized in their classrooms.

However, this back-to-school season as Schoenly, Appleby and Memorial School teachers get their classrooms ready, they are being greeted with special surprises courtesy of the Spotswood PTA and it's making many teachers in the Spotswood district smile brightly.

The Spotswood PTA oversees three of the four schools in the Spotswood School District. They work collaboratively with the teachers and administrators in the Schoenly, Appleby and Memorial Schools, holding events for students and fundraisers throughout the school year. Their annual Tricky Tray is a widely popular affair.

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Last year, the Spotswood PTA raised more than $18,000 from the spring Tricky Tray. They divided the money between the three schools to grant back-to-school wishes for the teachers.

Schoenly School's portion is being used to provide a much-needed new audio system while the teachers at both the Appleby School and the Memorial Middle School are receiving noteworthy packages upon their arrival to set up their classrooms for the upcoming opening of the academic year.

This year's Spotswood PTA's annual Tricky Tray will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Spotswood High School.

Teachers and administrators in the Spotswood School District will welcome back students on Tuesday, September 6.

 

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