After the reopening of Broad Street Elementary School (B.S.E.S.) was announced, it did not take long for the Butler community to come together to show their support for the school and its incredible scholars.
The Butler AM Rotary generously donated $1,000 toward Broad Street’s library STEAM collection. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education helps students develop a growth mindset as they collaborate with their peers to become creative problem solvers.
The school also received a generous donation from the Intermediate League of Butler Club. The Intermediate League of Butler Club members contributed $800 to help replenish the school’s library to ensure the Broad Street library shelves are filled when students return in the fall.
“On behalf of the Broad Street staff, families and scholars, I want to thank all the members of the AM Rotary Club and Intermediate League of Butler Club,” said Mrs. Vanessa Boyd, Principal of Broad Street Elementary School. “You are planting great seeds!”
In addition to financial support, community members have also generously donated their time, effort and talents to the school.
Members of the Community Alliance Church in Butler joined several BASD staff members to help beautify the Broad Street campus. They also helped paint outdoor games on the school’s sidewalks to ensure students will have plenty of fun. It was a long, hot day, but their efforts really paid off!
Mrs. Boyd also shared that Fishbone Ministries visited Broad Street with a host of volunteers from Midland Michigan and brought to life the staff's vision of an outdoor sensory space that would be used as a calming classroom.
“The campus is coming alive. The pollinator garden is blooming. The bright colors on the playground walkway look incredible,” said Mrs. Boyd. “I’m so appreciative of our amazing community and all they continue to give to us.”
Thank you to everyone who has supported Broad Street by donating books to the library, supporting the book fair, making a financial contribution, serving on B.S.E.S. Development Committee and Advisory Board, and volunteering to support the school’s model. Broad Street truly is a community centered school and we sincerely appreciate your support of our young scholars!
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