BUCKEYE, ARIZONA – (June 6, 2017) – Schools may be out for the summer, but in Buckeye, community organizations and service groups work year-round to be an educational resource for low-income students and their families. The community based “Buckeye Super Heroes,” which consists of the All Faith Community Services, Buckeye Elementary School District, City of Buckeye Fire Department, City of Buckeye Police Department, Buckeye Family Resource Center, Palm Valley Church and the Salvation Army, gather school supplies and donations to help lower-income students have the resources they need for the upcoming school year.
The Buckeye Family Resource Center is now registering lower-income families from Buckeye and Tonopah communities for the 2017 Learning “Cause.” Registration for the program runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Family Resource Center, 210 S. 6th Street, located on the campus of Buckeye Elementary School in Building 700. Registered students in grades K-12 will receive supplies and backpacks. In addition, children ages birth to pre-K receive bags with early literacy information and age appropriate books.
To be eligible for the school supplies and backpacks a family needs to provide proof of residency in Buckeye, Arlington, Palo Verde or Tonopah, proof of low-income, a parent’s picture ID, and a student’s birth certificate or immunization record. All documents must be current.
The Learning “Cause” event, when all school supplies and backpacks will be distributed, will happen Saturday, July 22 at the Buckeye Elementary School Gym. Last year, the Learning “Cause” provided more than 600 students with school backpacks and supplies. For more details about the event, call the center at 623-925-3911.
The Buckeye Family Resource Center is a partnership between First Things First, a state-funded organization which works at the state and local levels to give Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed, and the Buckeye Elementary School District. The center serves the Buckeye community and its surrounding areas. The focus is on early childhood literacy, nutrition, health, and child-centered activities. Programs, resources and referrals are provided for family members of all ages and the community. . For more information about the Buckeye Family resource Center please visit www.besd33.org/CommunityResources/FamilyResourceCenter.
Buckeye Elementary School District, Arizona District 33, is a PreK-8 school district in Buckeye, Ariz. educating more than 5,200 students and employing more than 600 staff. The district consists of seven K-8 schools, Bales Elementary School, Buckeye Elementary School, Inca Elementary School, Jasinski Elementary School, Marionneaux Elementary School (opening Aug. 2), Sundance Elementary School and WestPark Elementary School. In addition, the school district also includes the Buckeye Elementary Preschool and the Buckeye Family Resource Center. For more information about BESD go to www.besd33.org.
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