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Knox Middle School PTA Hosts Cleanup Day

SALISBURY — Knox Middle School PTA held a cleanup day recently as part of its “Invest in a Child” annual fundraising initiative.

Knox PTA President Joy Blakeney said the group wanted to give Knox a boost.

“Our goal is to raise money for the school,” she said. “This area doesn’t have the socio-economic strength it used to, so we want to rise above and help our students.

The Knox Middle School PTA firmly believes that our entire community benefits when we have successful public schools.”

The entire community truly was out to help with the beautification of Knox on the morning of Aug 18. Students worked alongside teachers and principal to prepare a plot of land outside classrooms while other students and PTA members painted benches.

“Our goal this year is to raise $325,000. Most of our money comes from community donations, but we also have other fundraisers such as the upcoming World’s Finest Chocolate sale and school dances,” Blakeney said.

“Providing an updated, clean, and safe school environment, communicates we care about our students’ wellbeing. Knox is an older campus with challenges that come with age. Additionally, classrooms with updated furniture, technology, books, and other supplies help provide a more enriching learning environment.”

Knox PTA also helps fund other projects at the school, like Saturday tutoring programs and clubs.

“Students who are falling behind academically are invited to Knox Saturday School twice a month where breakfast, lunch, and transportation are provided,” Blakeney said. Student enrichment clubs are available to all students seeking new opportunities and challenges.

For more information about PTA events or ways to help at Knox, call the office or attend PTA meetings the second Monday of every month.

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