Friday, September 18, 2009

Celebrating Community Partnerships

When the school was built we wanted it to become an integral part of our community. In fact, one of our Learner Outcomes is to teach our students to be Community Contributors We knew that by making our school the heart of our neighborhood it would be treasured. We open our doors at night for Girl Scouts, home owner's association meetings and church groups. We always hope to give back more than we take. Last school year our local, and brand new, Chick-fil-A approached us about hosting a Chets Creek Spirit Night. Between the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 PM on the second Monday of each month we assist them in hosting the event and they support us by donating a portion of their proceeds during this time frame to our school! They even extended this offer to include a portion of the proceeds any other time during the day of the CCE Spirit Night if the customer mentions the school. This year we are extending and expanding our support of them by having a different grade level group help host the event each month for no other reason than to show our presence in, and support of, the community we serve. Stop by the Pablo Creek Plaza Chick-fil-A at Hodges and Beach in Jacksonville, FL on a CCE Spirit Night this year, have a great meal and spend some time with your favorite teacher. Don't forget to thank Restaurant Operators Jeff and Christine Weir for supporting our school because your dinner out is helping us provide for our classrooms!

October - Resource Team; November - Fifth Grade Team; December - First Grade Team; January - Foundations Team; February - Third Grade Team; March - Kindergarten Team; April - Second Grade Team; May - Fourth Grade Team; June - Office/Administration Team


Jenny said...

Chick-Fil-A is truly exemplary. From the service you receive on EVERY SINGLE visit, to their active participation in the community, and their value-oriented family programs/products, they are truly in a class all their own. We are SO lucky to have them as a business partner! (...not to mention a neighbor. Yum, yum!)
Thank you, Chick-Fil-A!

Mrs.Mallon & Mrs. Dillard said...

The children were so excited when they saw the "chicken cow" walk past our window! We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful business partner! MM

Anonymous said...

First, our Chik-fil-A ROCKS! Chik-fil-A as a going concern has always stood above the others in so many ways. I always leave the drive through thinking, "that was a nice young lady/gentleman".

Second, it's the only fast food that I will eat!

Last, these kinds of relationships are truly the future of public education. I love the idea of CCE, and any other school for that matter, being the heart of the neighborhood. It seems as though that kind of loyalty and love was destined to vanish from public ed, but CCE has shown, through extremely hard work on relationships, that a school can be a neighborhood hub (try to find a parking place at Fall Festival!).

So, thanks to all of the folks that have worked so hard to create and maintain these connections. We all owe you guys tons!



Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to our first grade night! It will be great to see our kids outside of the classroom. :)

Anonymous said...

I actually attended Chick-Fil-A night because my child adores their food and thinks that the host/hostess in the drive-thru window is really cool when they respond, "My pleasure!"

It was also an opportunity to "meet and greet" some of the parents of my 1300 students!!

It was a fabulous night of fun and fellowship and I will return in October to help host the event with the the Resource Specialists from CCE.

I tip my hat to those who built this partnership and are willing to maintain it. Mr. and Mrs. Weir are excellent neighbors. Thanks for coming out and showing your support!! Mrs. Tamburrino

Miss Young & Miss Russell said...

We are so fortunate to have community relationships that support our work!
Miss Young