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Pre-K collects pajamas for Fostering Bulloch Hope Chest
Posted 11/15/19

Pajama driveBulloch County Schools' pre-kindergarten classes hosted a Llama Llama Red Pajama Drive in October to collect sleepwear for the Fostering Bulloch Hope Chest. According to Bulloch County Schools’ Pre-K Director Dee Dee Bennett, the pre-kindergarten classes collected 216 sets of pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult sizes for older children. Bennett visited Fostering Bulloch on November 4, to present the pajamas. 


The drive was inspired by the book, Llama Llama Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney, which was this year's state-adopted book during Georgia Pre-K Week on October 4-11. As the school district joined the state in heralding the positive impact of the statewide early learning program, Pre-K faculty also saw it as an opportunity to model community service and giving to its nearly 450 young learners. Their goal was to help ensure all children have a good night for a good day. 

 

Bulloch County Schools is a Georgia Pre-Kindergarten partner. The school district hosts classes in each of its nine elementary schools and in two of its high schools. Overseen by Bright from the Start, Georgia's Department for Early Care and Learning, these lottery-funded educational programs help prepare children for Kindergarten using state-approved Pre-k standards and curriculum. Bulloch County Schools has a total of 11 Pre-K sites with a total of 20 classes, and space to serve 438 children.