Harry McKillop Elementary was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Melissa Education Foundation on Friday.
A check was presented to principal Walter Perez by MEF director Kellie Maynard, MEF board president George James, and MEF board member Bruce Minchey.
This grant in part will fund a special visit to the school by children’s author Patricia Polacco in late March. During the visit, Polacco will lead a writing camp for third grade.
The Melissa Education Foundation allows grant presentations from teachers and administrators from Melissa Schools at each monthly board meeting. Grants are available from the foundation for up to $5,000. To learn more about MEF, visit www.MelissaEducationFoundation.com.
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