NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
September 25, 2012 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Walnut Elementary Receives Target Books for Schools Grant
WALNUT, CA—Walnut Elementary School has been awarded a $500 grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of the efforts of Walnut Elementary in promoting literary, the grant will be used to purchase books for K-2nd grade students through the First Book Marketplace.
“I received an email from the manager at the Diamond Bar Target in July and was thrilled that they would choose our school to receive much needed books for our Daily 5 Literacy Program,” shared Principal Janet Green.
“We are all very excited to expand our classroom libraries,” said Library Media Technician Debbie Palmer.
The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its income to communities, which today equals more than $3 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.
“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with Walnut Elementary as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”
Kindergarten students in Walnut Elementary’s library show off their new books. Shown with teacher Kristin Jervis.
Walnut Elementary first graders students are happy with their new books provided by Target’s Book for Schools grant. Shown with teacher Stephanie Kalscheuer.