Rupert Elementary School teachers were called to the opening day assembly with 400 students where representatives of the newly opened Burlington store in Upland Square were on hand with a big surprise for all. Burlington Stores,and AdoptAClassroom.org, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting teachers and their students, were on hand to conduct a school adoption assembly.
Store manager Bill Kocur presented the teachers with an oversized check in the amount of $10,000, which will be divided equally among classroom teachers so they can purchase supplies they need for their classrooms through AdoptAClassroom.org. AdoptAClassroom provides teachers with an online marketplace of nearly 30 school specialty and office supply vendors where they can purchase the materials and tools they need to support classroom learning.
Principal Matt Moyer said, we are overwhelmed by this gift that will benefit our students with classroom supplies that we could not afford to provide. Business community support of our public schools is helping build a brighter future for Pottstown.