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Drumline! Cheerleaders! Dance Team! From the first drumbeat heard early Friday morning on Woodview Elementary’s outdoor fitness court, it was clear to many students and teachers that something special was in the works.

Just how special was revealed when new neighborhood Burlington Store manager, Jenifer La Tourette, announced a surprise $10,000 donation to teachers for school supplies. The donation highlighted a store opening in the nearby Village Plaza at Bunker Hill shopping center, located in the 9700 block of the Katy Freeway.

Burlington Stores has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to match up teachers with school supplies. The special gift was announced on the second day of the district’s new school year.

Burlington Store manager La Tourette presented an oversized check representing the donation to Woodview Elementary Principal Becky Hagan and to Spring Branch ISD new Superintendent Jennifer Blaine, Ed.D.

Principal Hagan and Superintendent Blaine made brief remarks during an assembly that had as much early-morning energy as middle-of-August heat and humidity.

Spring Woods High School supported the surprise event with a student drumline, cheerleaders and Tigerettes Dance and Crew team routines. At one point, the cheerleaders had Woodview students and adults up on their feet, dancing along. Who knew that one school hour would be such fun? 

With Burlington’s donation in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, it is estimated that about 38 Woodview teachers will each receive nearly $260 to purchase new classroom supplies.

Some funds will be used on such popular class items as home book bags, math manipulatives, science and lab materials, and dry erase boards, to name a few options.

The donation helps a Title 1 campus serving a student population with needs. Located at 9749 Cedardale, Woodview is just a few blocks from the Bunker Hill shopping center.

“We would like to thank Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org for adopting our entire school,” Principal Hagan said. “We are grateful they chose us for this amazing donation. All of Woodview’s staff members are committed to providing the highest quality education for the students we serve.” 

“These supply funds will help us get tools and extra materials we need to enhance the learning for our children. Incredible partners like Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org have proven to our teachers and students that our community not only supports them, but believes in them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” she also exclaimed.

The donation helps a Title 1 campus serving a student population with needs. Located at 9749 Cedardale, Woodview is just a few blocks from the Bunker Hill shopping center.

Last school year, Burlington Stores and AdoptAClassroom.org adopted more than 60 schools like SBISD’s Woodview Elementary in similar store-neighborhood campus partnerships.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Brunsman in SBISD Communications
713.251.2465 (Office)
713.516.0607 (Cell)

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