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T-SJ’s Parent Teacher League Making A Difference

By Rebecca Rench

Everyone should be aware that Illinois schools , like the state itself, are in dire need of funding.

Public schools suffer, but private schools could suffer even more due to the fact that state grants and programs are not available to them.

They are self sustaining and depend on the family and community to support them.

The parent teacher league at Trinity-St. John‘s has purchased smart boards, upgraded technology, purchased playground equipment, have upgraded bathrooms, making them more accessible, and have remodeled the gym.

The purpose of the PTL is not only to provide financial support but to promote fellowship and a sense of community among teachers, parents, and administrators in school and church.

Their next fundraiser is something that benefits everyone. Trinity-St. John is sponsoring a vendor fair and quarter auction on Sunday October 18.

It’s time to start your Christmas shopping and have fun and fellowship with your friends. The doors open at 2:00 and the auction begins at 3:00. Everyone is invited!

If you have never been to a quarter auction, you’ve been missing out on the action!

It’s a win–win for all participants. You can do some shopping locally and support the children of your community at the same time.

Paddles are only five dollars to bid individually or 25 dollars to bid on every item. Food items will be available for sale and there will be door prizes and basket drawings.

T–SJ’s PTL will sponsor a dinner auction in April to continue to purchase items needed by the school. Besides fundraisers the T–SJ PTL provide service and encourage volunteerism.

Leading by example is their motto. A few of their outreach programs include supporting the new theater, donating pies to the BCMW, providing transportation to students to help with tornado clean up and nursing home visits, and participating in a Bone Marrow drive.

As a community we need to support one another in all endeavors, thinking not only of our own children, but all children. We have the right to an education, but in this day of technology and advanced equipment, education is not really free. Let’s support all community activities that support education in Nashville.