December 19, 2019
Our Kentfield/Greenbrae community is unique, with a genuine appreciation for both Bacich and Kent School. Families are hugely supportive of the schools, as reflected in the passage of our parcel tax in 2018, the vote to pass a bond to update our schools in 2015, and the thousands of volunteer hours and financial donations that parents give. It is evident that Kentfield/Greenbrae residents truly value our schools.
Recently, our neighborhood grocery store, Mollie Stone’s, also showed a grand display of support for our schools and our community. With a generous donation, they acknowledge that strong schools and a supportive community can have a positive impact on the children today and well into the future.
To celebrate the Grand Reopening, Mollie Stone’s donated 5% of their proceeds from customer sales on November 4th to Bacich. To receive this generous donation, Bacich was asked to highlight one of our programs and explain its importance in the education of our students. We chose to share about our Reading and Writing Workshop program, which has been firmly in place for five years and is delivered with fidelity in our Kindergarten through Fourth Grade classrooms. This program promotes strong readers through an emphasis on a high volume of high interest reading.
As a district, we are committed to the equity and inclusion of all members of our community. With that in mind, Bacich plans to use this generous donation to build our classroom libraries with a focus on books which reflect the interests and diversity of our school community.
We thank our friends at Mollie Stone’s, and we thank our school community for your ongoing support.