Letter to editor
To the editor:
My name is Ronda Schulte, and for the past two years, I have been teaching English at the Baldwin Junior High School. Several years ago, the sixth grade split off from the elementary and Baldwin Junior High School library suffered greatly as books were split between schools. Speaking as an English teacher, we have struggled to make accommodations for our students by having small fundraisers and also donating personal money toward books for our students to read. We seem to be caught in the "middle," so to speak, at the junior high as most donations are made to the high school, and the PTA fundraisers are more prominent at the elementary level. The bottom line is that our students deserve quality books to read and we are hoping for your help.
I would like to challenge you as a Baldwin business to donate a portion of your proceeds to the Baldwin Junior High library fund during National Education Week, which runs from Nov. 17-23. You could choose a few hours, days or the entire week during this time to show the community you care about the education of our young adults.
As a response for your generosity, your name and business will be put in a newsletter going home with each Baldwin Junior High student, stating names of businesses, their offers and times for the library donations for the week. The monthly community mailing of the "White Pages" will also list your generous contribution.
If you are interested in helping in this worthwhile event, please contact me with your information. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 594-4165.