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Parker Elementary Receives Walmart Giving Grant

Money goes to STEM learning

Walmart manager Sam Samford congratulates Aaron Parker principal Kristin Hughes on receiving a check from the Walmart Giving Community Grants program for $1,250.  Gifted and Talented teacher Brittany Creamer applied for the grant earlier in the school year through the Walmart Community Grants program.

          “We are thrilled to support your work in our communities and share your desire to provide local impact,” said Walmart Giving Sr. Director of Community Giving Kabir Kumar in a grant notification letter.  “By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate.  In fact, Mrs. Helen Walton used to say, “It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”

          “The money will help purchase maker spaces for the STEM library at Parker,” said Hughes.  The collaborative workspaces help students with critical thinking skills used in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   Some of the skills learned in a maker space pertain to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modeling, coding, and robotics.