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Education Briefs

Overton Elementary Fun Run

Every fall, Overton Elementary tries to emphasize the “fun” in fundraising. The PTA sponsors a “Fun Run” every October where students get parent and community financial support to go toward school-wide improvements. At the start of the initiative, Overton holds an assembly to serve as a pep rally to get the kids excited about the Fun Run.

The profits from this year’s event will go toward purchasing new recreational equipment for the younger students, specifically kindergarten, first grade and second grade. The PTA plans to buy new permanent equipment so that these grades have developmentally appropriate equipment and have fun.

Another exciting addition will be equipment that Overton’s special needs classes can utilize. Overton offers four classrooms for children with a variety of special needs totaling 40 students. Overton is very proud of these students, some of whom are bused in from other school zones, and wants to have the best equipment possible for them at school. All students need to play and all students need fun to be a part of their day.

The community can help bring these plans to fruition and be a part of the fun. Whether or not you have a child, grandchild or neighbor who attends Overton, you are welcome to contribute to the Fun Run. Many of our students don’t have the family resources to finance fundraising efforts. Overton is a Title I school and serves a large percentage of high needs families.

Donations can be made to Overton PTA, 1825 Park Road West, Salisbury, NC 28144 or at http://ptaoverton.wixsite.com/overtonpta. All donations made during the month of October will go towards the Fun Run event.

Head Start Fall Festival

The West 22nd Street Head Start will hold a fall festival Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event will feature games for 3- and 4-year-olds, face painting, crafts and pumpkin painting. The event will be held at 2200 Running Brook Drive, Kannapolis.

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