Thank you for donating credits for our 3 schools in Lowndes County, Georgia!
Many of our students cannot afford to purchase their own books and must depend on our library to provide them with enjoyable, exciting, and interesting reading materials. They do not have books to read over the
summer and during other times when school is not in session. We want to help provide the necessary background knowledge students need to enhance their learning and know that “books” can help them grow and discover a much broader world than they have experienced.
During the recent economic downturn, many of our students and their families have less expendable income than ever before. The support provided by PaperBackSwap.com could provide a greater assortment of
books for students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to own a book of their own. You never know when one book will spark a fire that will lead to great discoveries and experiences later. Thank you for
considering our school and the needs of our students and for helping to provide resources so students have the opportunity to learn to love reading!
Moulton-Branch Elementary School is a Pre-K to fifth grade school located in Valdosta, GA. MBE serves approximately 650 students. We are a Title I school with over 60% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunches. We are adding new students to this total weekly as many families are being faced with the loss of income by one or both parents.
Valdosta has a city school system that has 8 schools, a county system of 11 schools, many private schools, a technical college and Valdosta State University. Moulton-Branch is part of the Lowndes County School
System and we have the second highest percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunches in the county. Our students live in a diverse environment with some schools having as little as 27.92% of their
students eating free/reduced lunches. We frequently trade students with the other schools in our areas as families are forced for economic reasons to relocate.
Robin Bennett, Principal
Moulton Branch Elementary
Pine Grove Elementary School educates 708 students. 56% of our students eat free or reduced priced meals. Fifty percent of our students have at least one military parent stationed at Moody Air Force Base. 97 staff members support these students daily whether the support be academic, nutritional or custodial. It takes each of us, our parents and community members to make the success of our students possible. We are honored to have been selected to receive books from PaperBackSwap.com.
Pine Grove Elementary Principal
Clyattville Elementary School has 635 students in grades Pre-K through 5. CES is in a small unincorporated town with the largest industry being a paper mill. Eighty-three percent of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. The school has somewhat of a transient population. Many of the parents lack high school diplomas. We also have the largest number of ELL students in our county school system with over 80 students being actively served by ESOL. Book for our students are greatly needed and would certainly be appreciated.
Clyattville Elementary Principal
Update from the Lowndes County Schools (3 schools) - GA:
Dear PaperBackSwap: The books have been distributed and are in use. Many thanks for generous support of our schools. Please click here to see the article posted on our website: Click Here
Lowndes County Schools
Thank you so much for paperback books which were donated to our school. These books enabled teachers to have a larger classroom collection of reading material. Many of the donated titles were Accelerated Reader titles. We appreciate your help and support.
Media Specialist Pine Grove Elementary School
I am the media specialist at Clyattville Elementary. We are located in Valdosta, GA. We were one of the three elementary schools chosen in Lowndes County to receive donated books from the members of paperback swap. I wanted to take a minute to tell you thank you for thinking of our students and donating books for them. All of our students have access to the school media center but quite a few of them do not have books that they can call their own. Thanks to your donations the students that wanted to have books to take home and keep now have them. We are even thinking about starting our own book swap within the school so that they can all have many different books to read. Thank you again for your generous donations.
Media Specialist Clyattville Elementary
Thank you so much to the members of PaperBackSwap.com for donating books that could be used in our school. I am the media specialist at Moulton-Branch elementary in Valdosta, GA. Our school is a Title 1 school which means that many of our students do not have funds to purchase books of their own. Our students appreciate the opportunity that you have provided for them to chose special titles that they will enjoy for years to come. Thanks again!
Media Specialist Moulton-Branch Elementary