Friday, August 24, 2001

School invites people from township to picnic

Liberty Elementary reaches out to all

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LIBERTY TWP. — Residents, business leaders and the faculty at Liberty Elementary School will gather this afternoon for a community picnic and school open house.

        The event, funded with business contributions, is part of an effort to build relationships between the school and the community.

        A $1,500 Miami University grant obtained by Liberty Elementary counselor Jan Fink will be used during the school year to improve and foster school and community relations.

        Using the grant, a faculty team and parents are determining ways to connect segments of the community, and the picnic was organized as a way to bring people together to meet one another.

        “We believe that connecting segments of the population around the school creates a more cooperative learning environment for our children,” said team spokeswoman Janelle Espinoza.

        “Having a picnic, where everyone is welcome, provides an opportunity for us to meet and greet one another.”

        Cash donations were received to pay for food and beverages.

        The picnic will be 4-5 p.m. on the field between Liberty Elementary and the historic Hughes School House at 6040 Princeton Road. The event will kick off the school year. It will be followed by an open house. All residents are welcome.


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