The latest from Wellesley School:
Schofield Shopper’s Corner reopens on Wednesday
Schofield Elementary School Buyers’ corner, a consignment-sale of volunteer parents that has existed since the 1950s, reopens its doors this Wednesday, September 14 for the start of the school year. The store is generally open Wednesdays throughout the school year and the first Saturday of the month, and all proceeds benefit the Schofield PTO, which supports school-related programs.
Carrie Sullivan, mother of three Schofield children and one of the co-presidents of Shopper’s Corner, says the store has remained open throughout the pandemic by 1-to-1 appointment and has seen increased revenue from pre-pandemic . Then last year’s sales doubled those of the previous year. “It was very helpful for the Schofield PTO budget given that so many traditional fundraising vehicles were unavailable,” said Sullivan, who added that many bonds were formed during these appointments. private purchases.
Shopper’s Corner has been the lucky recipient of a large number of pandemic inventories. “A lot of people had a lot of time to participate in the COVID closet cleaning,” says Sullivan.
Over the past two years, Shopper’s Corner volunteers have developed an informal notification system to match shoppers to needs. This includes reaching out to refugee family coordinators who may express a need for items, such as baby boy clothes.
“We connected buyers with a wide range of items; everything from a pair of size 7 boots for social worker Schofield, a Magic Tree House book for a client’s daughter, Austin Powers boots for a Halloween costume, or something with “historical” significance. like a vintage Schofield t-shirt for an incoming Kindergarten family! said Sullivan.
Sullivan says the human side of their customers came through. “A customer walks in and buys t-shirts which she turns into handbags for the women in the shelters. Another customer couldn’t believe her luck when she found a set of vintage shoes in her size (size 6!) preserved in their original boxes – with printed sales receipts – dating back to 1973.”
Often Schofield’s parents drop by just to chat with volunteers. “Although, as the saying goes, in buyer’s corner, you can never, ever ‘just browse,'” she says.
Fiske Western Round-Up September 17
Fiske Elementary West West Tour the carnival, open to the public, will take place on Saturday September 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We hope the event, formerly known as the Wild West Round-Up, doesn’t get too tame now that it’s dropped “Wild” from its name.
The fair, at 45 Hastings St., features games, rides, crafts, food and more.
It’s cash only and takes place rain or shine.
Kids Backing Kids offers more than 200 backpacks
Non-profit Children support children started the school year by delivering more than 200 backpacks to students whose families needed a helping hand. Kindergarten to High School students in Wellesley, Newton, Needham and Dorchester have received new backpacks full of supplies needed to get this school year off to a great start.
Kids Backing Kids also delivered over 500 boxes of school supplies to community partners so they can restock students throughout the school year.
This third annual back-to-school campaign was made possible by donations of backpacks, supplies and money from many community members.