Detroit, MI (PRWEB) October 3, 2009
For the second year in a row, SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring has donated approximately 400 backpacks filled with school supplies to local Detroit school, Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School. Due to the ongoing automotive and financial crisis, the City of Detroit has taken a hard economical hit. SlipNOT® feels that no matter the condition of the economy, education within the schools systems should remain a top priority and every child deserves the same opportunity.
SlipNOT® employees took the time to ensure that the contents of each backpack specifically fit the curriculum for each grade. Younger students received flash cards and learning activity books specifically selected for their age group. Concepts included shapes, letters, numbers, basic words, colors, basic addition and subtraction. Older students received dictionaries, thesauruses, composition books, binders, notebooks and learning activity books on concepts such as multiplication and division, creative writing, word families and manuscript writing. Basic school supplies were also given to each student. These supplies included rulers, pencils, pens, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, among others. In order to ensure these supplies will be utilized within the classroom and for use by future students, the teachers also received basic school supplies.
"SlipNOT® feels privileged to be able to play a part in the education of local children and to give back to the community we are a part of. We hope that these school supplies will inspire students to love learning and to become directly involved in their own education," said SlipNOT® Marketing Associate Sara DeKorne.
Ralph J. Bunch Elementary School provides instruction-based Grade Level Content Expectations, set by the State of Michigan. Their students use the Accelerated Reading and Math Programs, as well as the Open Court reading program and Scotts Foresman math program. The Scotts Foresman math program was designed after the "No Child Left Behind" policy and gives every child a chance to learn and understand math concepts (http://www.associatedcontent.com), and Open Court is a program that is known for its strong instruction in comprehension and writing (http://www.wikipedia.com). Bunch also offers programs such as Fine Arts, Computer Lab, Media Center and after-school tutoring. Students receive a well-rounded education, and SlipNOT® wanted to help contribute to their programs.
SlipNOT® hopes that the excitement felt by the students as they open their new backpacks continues as they learn and grow at Bunch Elementary School.
SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring is the unsurpassed manufacturer of slip resistant metal safety flooring products. SlipNOT is based in Detroit, Michigan and serves multiple industries for all safety needs throughout North America. SlipNOT® is a women-owned (WBENC Certified) privately held company technically advanced in anti-slip flooring surfaces, and unequaled in capacity. To learn more about SlipNOT® slip resistant products, please visit http://www.slipnot.com, email us at info(at)slipnot(dot)com or call 1.800.SlipNOT (754.7668).
Christina Molnar-Metrose, Vice President
Sara DeKorne, Marketing Associate
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