MONARCH — It has been said that it is better to give than receive and some students at Monarch Elementary School were the beneficiaries of that philosophy shortly after the beginning of the new school year.
One of the things schools always have need of is school supplies, and the more they have the better able they are to teach the children they are responsible for educating. School supplies are a good thing and it’s one of those good things that schools can never have too much of. That’s why, in addition to the supplies provided them by the school district, schools can always use more school supplies and that’s where organizations like the “Save The Children Sponsorship Program” comes in.
Among the many services and resources Save The Children provides around the world to help the world’s children, are the school supplies it donates to help ensure children get the best education possible. Save The Children’s support of the world’s children includes the children of Monarch Elementary School where Mrs. Brown’s 3rd grade class recently received a box of school supplies from the organization.
While it can be considered a cliche to say so, it is nevertheless true that children are our future and, in the present, it is up to all of us to ensure that our schools have the resources they need to prepare our children for that future. We provide that support as taxpayers providing the funding our schools need to function, through supporting organizations like Save The Children who provide additional resources, or as individuals making private donations, or a combination of all three. Regardless of how we do it, we should join forces with the rest of the community, both local and beyond, to see to it our children have the education they deserve and need in order to have the bright future they also deserve and need.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.