Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Help Fund Fayette County Classrooms And Save Money; Enjoy the City Books Half Price

Everyone is looking for ways to save money in today’s tough economy. Now Fayette County residents can save on costs for food and services they purchase everyday while helping teachers bring innovative academic lessons and projects to Fayette County students.

The community has already been enjoying the many discounts and buy one, get one free deals offered by local businesses through the Enjoy the City coupon book. Starting now, residents can purchase the books for $10, half off the cover price.

For every book purchased, 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Fayette County Education Foundation to help fund grants for teachers of the Fayette County School System. The books are on sale at the board of education office as long as quantities last.

Since 2002, hundreds of teachers have received grants to implement dynamic lessons and projects such as cooking food in chemistry labs to demonstrate chemical reactions, sewing literary quilts to reinforce a theme or point made by a famous author and sponsoring American Sign Language classes before and after school to help students better understand and interact with deaf and hard of hearing classmates. Projects such as these open the doors to learning for many students by capturing their attention, appealing to their interests and tying what they learn to real life.

These lessons have all occurred in Fayette’s classrooms and are just a sampling of the educational innovation happening throughout the county, but none of these projects would have been possible without the support of the Fayette County Education Foundation.

For more information about the Enjoy the City coupon books or the Fayette County Education Foundation, contact Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, 770-460-3535.

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