MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Tools For Schools, a partnership between Publix Supermarkets and Local 10 News, is helping to provide three schools with the supplies students need to be successful during this new school year.
A team recently delivered boxes of school supplies to Poinciana Elementary School, the home of the pelicans, at 1407 Kennedy Dr., in Key West. Publix volunteers placed the supplies in a third-grade classroom with 16 students.
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The classroom’s teacher, Jessa Ullom, said the parents of many of her students don’t have the income to provide the children with everything they need during the school year.
“They are going to be super excited,” Ullom said with a smile.
Once everything was set up, and Ullom welcomed the students, the children rushed to the tables to look at the reading books. One boy’s smile was wide as he grabbed a brand new notebook.
Monroe County Public Schools students returned to classrooms Aug. 10. Broward County Public Schools students return on Tuesday and Miami-Dade County Public Schools students return on Wednesday.