Community & Friends

Help local teachers – and UNCG’s student teachers

Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by CommunityEngagement.
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Teachers spend more than $750 out of their pocket on supplies for their students every year. To address this need, the UNCG Staff Senate and three student groups, the Teacher Education Student Association (TESA), the UNCG Teaching Fellows and Kappa Delta Pi, are combining efforts to help restock the Teacher Supply Warehouse operated by the Guilford Education Alliance.

The Warehouse receives new school supplies and gently used office equipment donated items from individuals, organizations and businesses. Guilford County Schools (GCS) teachers then sign up to “shop” and take items back for their classrooms. Support from the warehouse ensures teachers and students have what they need to succeed.

The majority of UNCG student teachers are placed in classrooms during the spring semester. This spring, there will be 266 UNCG students in schools in the region, 203 in Guilford County Schools. Normally, only classroom teachers are allowed to shop the Warehouse. As part of the supply drive, special arrangements have been made to support UNCG’s student teachers in GCS classrooms, allowing them to shop the Warehouse… so our support is especially important.

The following items are the most needed items currently, although all school supplies are welcome and appreciated:

  • Copy paper
  • Scissors
  • Tissue
  • Post-it notes
  • Wet wipes
  • Colored ink pens
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Colored pencils
  • Calculators
  • Notebook paper
  • Paint (large size acrylic)

The donation drive will run through Feb. 18, 2015. Donations may be placed in the green donation boxes around campus. Locations include:

  • HHP Building – HHS Dean’s Office
  • Mossman Building main lobby
  • MHRA Building main lobby
  • Library – near the Access Services Desk, main level
  • EUC bottom level near Career Services office and exterior door to College Ave.
  • Becher-Weaver Building – Division of Continual Learning office
  • McIver Building  – near main entrance facing College Avenue
  • School of Music Building
  • Bryan Building – Room 366
  • School of Education Building – First floor mail room
  • School of Nursing Building main lobby

If you have questions about the drive or box locations, contact Lisa McLaughlin at 334-5694 orlmmclaug@uncg.edu.

Your donation can help Guilford County’s students learn and succeed by supporting both the teachers and our UNCG student-teachers in the classrooms this spring.

Note: Revised 1/21 to correct Bryan School box location.

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly
Image Credit: WFMY