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October 28, 2010

Help win a playground for Collinswood!

By: Macaroni Kid
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One of the best things about South Charlotte Macaroni Kid is that we are hyperlocal. That means we have a stake in what happens in our community. We care about the schools, businesses and charities that make up the community we live in. By banding together we can make sure that South Charlotte continues to be the best area to live in, an area that supports the members of its community. We now have another opportunity to support one of our local schools. This is actually a school I have been to. I have seen the amazing things that are going on inside this building and the dilapidated conditions in which their babes are playing tag. Collinswood Elementary School is a unique full Spanish immersion program in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Collinswood has 60% of its students on free or reduced lunch, but these kiddos are learning at a rate above the district average! They are meeting state and district standards. Despite the economic disadvantages these students are faced with, they are coming to school and doing amazing things! This school has an amazing PTA and dedicated staff that work hard to earn every small dollar they can for this gem of a school. Collinswood has a sad playground, beyond sad, it is just unsafe. There are exposed pipes, rusted equipment and graffiti. With the extreme budget cuts, fixing playgrounds is not on the top of any school's list. Enter Clorox Power of a Bright Future! Collinswood is in the running to win a new playground. I mean like REALLY in the running! They are #4!! Holy Cow Mama! They really have a shot to win a playground for their school! Look, I am giving you an easy no cost way to support your community! Go to this link from Clorox, register and vote for Collinswood Language Academy! Mama, give these kids the playground you would want your children to have! You can vote every day. The winner will be announced on Nov 1!! That’s soon!! Go click, share and vote every day! We can really make a difference in the lives of children in our community! 

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