Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Franklin Elementary Gets $5,000 in Supplies from New Business

Principal Akoni Derige, right, with Council Member
Todd Gloria and WSS Shoes owner.
Franklin Elementary School has received $5,000 in supplies from a new shop in the school's Kensington neighborhood, Warehouse Shoe Sale (WSS).

The supplies, which include pencils, notebooks and athletic sack bags, were presented to Principal Akoni Derige during the store's grand opening on April 21.City Council Member Todd Gloria was also on hand for the ceremony.

"This donation will free up some site discretionary funds so our school can purchase more supplies for the fine arts prep program," said Derige. "It's always a blessing when organizations and businesses come forward to donate and help with program expenses."

A fixture in the community since 1929, Franklin Elementary School has more than 260 students and an involved community that supports the school's pledge of small class sizes and fine arts prep program.

For more information, contact Principal Derige at (619) 284-9279.