August 30, 2016
Lamkin Elementary School fifth-grade students display a $5,700 check from the Stone Gate Home Owners Association to support the school’s fifth-grade financial literacy program. Pictured (front row, from left) are: Detrex Hawkins, Cassandra Vernon, Carolina Vega and Kelsie Harris; and (back row) Vincent Tran, Rylan Hayes, Ryan Moore and Aaron Hargrove.
Aug. 30, 2016—Representatives from the Stone Gate Home Owners Association visited Lamkin Elementary School on Aug. 24 to present a check worth $5,700 to enhance fifth-grade instruction.
The HOA’s donation, through the SG Adopt-a-School Program, will fund the purchase of approximately 50 tablets for fifth-grade students to use in their financial literacy program.
Robert Partin, vice president of the Stone Gate Home Owners Association, joined by ex-officio board member Sam Treviño, top right, presents a $5,700 check to Lamkin fifth-grade teachers Kimberly Willingham and William Neal and several of their students. Also pictured (top row, from left) are Gale Parker, principal; and Leslie Francis, CFISD director of marketing and business relations.
“In our financial literacy program, every student is required to have something in their hands for balancing checkbooks or finding out how checkbooks work,” said Kimberly Willingham, Lamkin fifth-grade math and science teacher. “They need to see it hands-on themselves, so if they were sharing a computer with someone else it wasn’t the same experience. It’s amazing that the community always steps up to help the kids and the school district like this.”
Robert Partin, Stone Gate HOA board vice president, and Sam Treviño, ex-officio board member, represented the community. Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations, and Lamkin Principal Gale Parker represented the district and campus. Students from Willingham’s and fifth-grade English/language arts teacher William Neal’s classes were on hand to accept the funds.
“It’s cool to see the kids and the teachers who will be benefiting from the technology, because that’s who we do it for,” Partin said.