Chamber News

Beverly Cantrell - September 27, 2021 9:45 am

Please Consider Being a Partner in Education PIE-
How it works, at the beginning of each school year we bring our Chamber Businesses together with our School Principals. The principals talk about some of their needs for the school year. The business then decides how it can help. There is never any pressure from the principals and they are happy with whatever the business wants to provide.
It is totally up to the business what they will do for their partner school. This is an incredible project of the Ponca City Chamber and truly benefits the students in our public and private schools.
Please say YES to being a PIE Partner. We will take as many as we can get. As you can tell some of our schools don’t have at least 3 PIE Partners. Will you take one of these schools. If so, email [email protected] or phone Rich at 765-4400.
Here is, some of, what has been done in the past for our schools:
·      Provided Tutoring
·      Listened to Students Read
·      Being a Student’s Mentor
·      Donated Perfect Attendance Awards
·      Provided Pizza Parties
·      Helped with STUCCO Events & Activities
·      Donated money for fundraisers
·      Provided lunch for Teacher Appreciation week
·      Sponsored class field trips by paying for transportation
·      Provided all staff with Chamber Bucks at Christmas
·      Handed out gift cards, candy & treats at Christmas
·      Provided Items for Teacher’s Appreciation
· Volunteers for math, reading, recess & mentoring
·      Snacks for monthly faculty meetings
·      Provided dictionaries for all 3rd-grade students
·      Provided Mini Oklahoma Flags for every student
·      Donated supplies throughout the year
·      Test proctors
·      Snack for teachers’ lounge
·      Water & first aid supplies
·      Volunteers for the staff
·      Purchased metals for students with perfect attendance
·      Provided judges for Red Ribbon Week
·      Provided water bottles for every student
·      Volunteered for Real men are readers
·     Christmas bags for all students & Santa visit
·      Apple for teacher’s – $100 to spend in the classroom
·      Bike for attendance incentive
·      Clothing donations
·      Bingo night prizes
·  Teacher’s breakfast for their first day back to work
·      Helped sponsor bounce houses for Family Fun Night
·      Raffle Drawing Prize – $100 Gift Card
·      Prizes for Math & Literacy Night
·      Dr. Seuss Books for Read Across America Week prizes
·      Sponsored Mad Science as our fall AR Celebration
·      2020 Calendars for offices and classrooms
·      Gifts for Teacher drawings
·      School Supplies provided during the school year
We like to have at least 3 PIE Partners for each school. Can we add you to one of these schools that don’t have 3 PIE Partners?
-First Lutheran – Continental Carbon and Martin, Jean & Jackson Law
-Garfield – Phillips 66 and Holmes, Yates & Johnson Law Firm
-Kildare –
-McCord – Stolhand-Wells Plumbing, Heating & Air and Kyler Construction Group
-Washington – Sterling Broadcasting and Kyler Construction Group
-West – Albertson’s LLC Distribution Facility and Dr. Aaron Buchanan DDS
-Wildcat Academy – Edward Jones Office – Jodi Cline and Community National Bank & Trust
During the school year, The Child Development Center and Teen Pep will let the Chamber know if they need anything.

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