I'm Clara Swanson and I am here returning for my fourth PUCS fundraiser! I have loved, and still are currently loving, my time at PUCS! I feel so grateful and blessed to be given the rare gift of having an absolutely awesome middle school experience. I have seven really supporting classmates that are never slow to encourage me, annoy me, stand up for me, teach me, and hang out with me. They are so amazing and are always inspiring me, they're really much more that peers and have shown me what some of my first real intimate friendships can look like. Thanks Squad 8 for always being here for me! But classmates aren't the only key to a good school experience, I also have been blessed with amazing teachers!! My five academic teachers are so patient and wonderful, and really really skilled at teaching. They not only teach us curriculum, but also valuable life lessons that have affected my life. I have been pushed by teachers, but also am being taught that occasionally it really is physically possible to turn things in late, and no one is going to run you over with a truck for it. Through my time at PUCS I have been growing into myself and have developed a deep confidence that I'm sure will support me through the next bends in the road.
All of that very long intro to say, I'm asking you to sponsor me my as my school and I will be picking up trash around our neighborhood and doing other service projects to help keep our community clean. All the donations go to scholarships to they school, supplies that teachers are otherwise paying for out of pocket, and renovations to the new building that we bought last summer (read below if you want to hear about the new building, if you really don’t care that's fine too)! However much you can give is wonderful and I'm really grateful to you for taking the time to read all this!
Clara J. M. Swanson
P.S. We Have A New Building!!!!
Two summers ago our school bought a new building, this past summer the school decided that the middle school would be moving in! ...but to do that a ton of construction and fixing up had to be done to the place before it could pass inspection. The school (being as awesome and creative as it is) decided that the middle schoolers, who will be moving in very very soon (hopefully before the school year is over), should be part of the rehab process. We have had middle school meetings as a whole as well as working in groups on the planning process. Some students were even able to meet with professionals to see what needed to be fixed. There were work days open to the whole school where lots of people pitched in to help paint and do some other work on the place. It's really cool!