Celebrations are being planned for Paradise Elementary School, which was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School.
Only 219 public schools and about 50 private schools in the nation received the honor for 2012. There were just eight winners in Pennsylvania.
Principal Annette Julius and other staff members will head to Washington D.C. Nov. 12 and 13 for the official ceremony, where they’ll receive a Blue Ribbon flag and plaque. Those items will then be presented to students at a ceremony Nov. 16 in the afternoon, said Lisa Smith, Spring Grove Area School District spokeswoman.
And then, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, they’re going to party. They’re going to have literacy activities for kids (since literacy is a big piece of the Blue Ribbon honor), but they’ll also have cake, clowns and party food, Smith said.
Community members are invited to congratulate the school by having a message placed in a large card. For a donation of $5, folks can have their name and a 25-character message placed in the 3-foot-by-4-foot card for the school.
The money is being used to offset the cost of the celebrations, Smith said. If you want to have your name in the card, the deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 6!
Get more details here or email Lisa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.