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Perry Township Education Foundation Grant to Support “Summer SEL-ebration” in May

From left to right: Glenns Valley Elementary Principal, Dave Rohl; PTEF Executive Director, Mary Blake; GVE SEL Specialist, Miranda Mellendorf; GVE Social Worker, Amanda Craig; GVE Assistant Principal, Lindsay Smith; PTEF Secretary, Monica Ponce; and SEL Team Lead, Jaymee Cummings

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Adult & Child’s School Based Service Line recently received exciting news about new funding to engage Perry Township Students leading up to the summer months.

Adult & Child’s Miranda Mellendorf, School Based SEL Specialist, worked in collaboration with Glenns Valley Elementary School Social Worker, Amanda Craig, to apply for a Perry Township Education Foundation Grant. This is a competitive in-district grant that selects projects to fund within Perry Township Schools to create innovative ways to support students.

Pictured during the check presentation are Glenns Valley Elementary Principal, Dave Rohl; PTEF Executive Director, Mary Blake; GVE SEL Specialist, Miranda Mellendorf; GVE Social Worker, Amanda Craig; GVE Assistant Principal, Lindsay Smith; PTEF Secretary, Monica Ponce; and SEL Team Lead, Jaymee Cummings.

Grant funds will support a “Summer SEL-ebration” family night at Glenns Valley Elementary School in May. The event will be free of charge and guests will be able to enjoy activities such as tie dyeing, flower planting, a gratitude banner, a physical movement station, a collaborative sticker mosaic, slime, and more.

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