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St. Thomas More Uses Funds to Support Teachers

Big things are happening behind the doors of St. Thomas More Catholic School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With the help of the Community Cash for Schools® program, the school earned $3,300 to put toward fun, educational items. Each school can allocate the money to various things their school needs, whether it is textbooks, playground equipment, computers or anything else the school sees fit. St. Thomas More has a different approach to the funds. They distribute the money to each teacher who then purchases items for his or her classroom based on what they think is best. Teachers get pretty creative with their funds.

StThomas_400x413_AThis year, St. Thomas More’s teachers bought puzzles, parachutes, exercise equipment, and bracelets. The bracelets were Mr. Quantrille’s idea to teach children valuable character traits. Mr. Q, as his students call him, implemented a reward system that allows his students to receive beads for certain characteristics they display. Each bead is color coded to match a characteristic, such as red for caring, yellow for respect, and blue for honesty.

In addition to the bracelets, the physical education classes are enjoying a new parachute, jump ropes, balls, and other equipment. Inside the classroom, children can continue the fun with educational items for all ages. In Mrs. Burke’s classroom, the kids can play with new, interactive puzzles. These new items are focused on making everything from learning to exercising fun and engaging for the children.

St. Thomas More is committed to educating the whole child—mentally, physically, and spiritually, which helps the children become the best they can be. The Community Cash for Schools® program continues to help schools work toward their goals and provide for the teachers, the students, and the whole school community.

Community Coffee Company supports schools by paying 10 cents for every proof of purchase turned in to teachers. Coffee products, tea products, creamer, sugar and coffee filters contain eligible Proofs of Purchase. For more information on the Community Cash for Schools® program, visit CommunityCoffee.com/CashforSchools or call 1-800-525-5583.