“Back to School” Safari Night to Benefit Title I School

The Palm Beach Zoo is helping children enjoy one last hurrah before the new school year kicks into high gear, while helping students in need by providing school supplies. A Safari Night theme of “Back to School” will be held at the Zoo on Friday, August 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., to benefit Palmetto Elementary School, a Title I school in Palm Beach County. Attendees who bring approved school supplies will be granted admission at a reduced rate of $5.00.

“We hope to put a smile on kids’ faces, and help them get started on the right track,” said Claudia Harden, Marketing Manager for the Zoo. “The donations will help provide school supplies for students to actively participate in classes.”

“At the Zoo, we’re all about education,” Harden continued. “Not only for us educating the public about wildlife and wild places, but also helping to promote educational opportunities at local schools like Palmetto Elementary. This is just one small way we can give back to the community.”

The Zoo continuously partners with Palmetto Elementary School throughout the academic year. The “arts integrated” elementary school is one of 65 in Palm Beach County, designated as “Title I.” The school’s mission is to create a safe and challenging learning environment where learning is displayed in a variety of ways and the student will develop positive attitudes toward learning.

Anyone donating a combination of three or more items* from this Palm Beach County-approved list found below will be granted access to the Zoo’s “Back to School” Safari Night for the reduced rate of $5.00:

  • 12 Count of No 2 Pencils (no designs) with Erasers
  • Handheld Erasers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Fiskar Scissors (blunt or non-blunt)
  • Pencil Box
  • Glue Sticks
  • 3 Pronged Duotang Folders with Pockets (red, blue, green, or yellow)
  • Packs of 8 Count Thick Expo Dry Erase Markers (low odor)
  • Bottle of Expo Board Cleaner
  • 8 Count Crayola Markers
  • 8 Count, 16 Count, 24 Count, or 48 Count Crayola Crayons
  • White Copy Paper
  • Box of Antibacterial Wipes
  • Large Box of Kleenex Tissues
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Box of Sandwich Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Box of Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Wide Ruled Filler Paper
  • Antibacterial Hand Gel
  • Ruler
  • Five Subject Notebooks
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener

*3 or more items per person to receive discounted admission for each individual in party.

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