WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Although Post Road Elementary School has one of the smaller enrollments in the district, the Post Road families were the first to earn a $500 check during Main Street Connect's Better Schools Bonanza.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) co-presidents Julia Plaza and Maureen Kramer said they were pleased to have been the first White Plains school to have received 500 votes when Main Street Connect presented the PTA, Principal Teresa Niss, and school staff with a $500 check Wednesday.
"We're a small school so $500 really means a lot," Kramer said of Post Road, which has approximately 550 students. "We're proud of the fact the we were able to mobilize our parents and be the first school in White Plains to earn a $500 check."
All money raised by the Post Road PTA goes towards programs, field trips, and other initiatives for the students.
Plaza, who has a fourth grader and second grader at Post Road, and Kramer, who has a daughter in third grade at Post Road, said the PTA has recently been using a lot of its funds for field trips.
"If a teacher wants to go on a field trip, we give them a grant because it's tough with the budget cuts," said Kramer. "We are the last school in the district to send our fourth graders on a two day trip to Beket, Mass. They get to go on the underground railroad, do nature activities, and have team building."
The last day to vote in the Better Schools Bonanza is Oct. 28. Any Westchester elementary school that receives 500 votes during the promotion will earn a $500 check. The elementary school that has the most votes on Oct. 29 will receive a $10,000 check from Main Street Connect. The runner-up will receive $1,000.
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