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Stone Gate HOA donates nearly $11,000 to two elementary schools

October 12, 2016

Robert Partin of the Stone Gate Home Owners Association delivered a check worth $5,730 to Birkes Elementary School on Oct. 12, good for the purchase of Kindle Fire tablets to enhance fourth-grade instruction.
Robert Partin of the Stone Gate Home Owners Association delivered a check worth $5,730 to Birkes Elementary School on Oct. 12, good for the purchase of Kindle Fire tablets to enhance fourth-grade instruction. Pictured, from left, are Principal Stacie Everson; fourth-grade teachers Ellen Doolittle, Cherish Hughes, Doneva Kiprotich, Andrea Partin, Sheri Hunter, Laura Sullivan, JoEllen Pettit and Gladys Ruiz; Stone Gate HOA Vice President Robert Partin; fourth-grade teacher Cynthia Formas; and CFISD Director of Marketing and Business Relations Leslie Francis.

Oct. 12, 2016—The Stone Gate Home Owners Association (HOA) showed its support for educators at two CFISD schools this month, providing donations totaling nearly $11,000 to Postma and Birkes elementary schools.

Robert Partin, vice president of the Stone Gate HOA, delivered a monetary donation of $5,000 to Postma on Oct. 6, then followed it with a technology donation valued at $5,730 to Birkes on Oct. 12.

The Stone Gate Home Owners Association, represented by vice president Robert Partin, presented a check worth $5,000 to Postma Elementary School on Oct. 6.
The Stone Gate Home Owners Association, represented by vice president Robert Partin, presented a check worth $5,000 to Postma Elementary School on Oct. 6. 

The contributions were part of Stone Gate HOA’s Adopt a School program, which supports campuses that service the association’s neighborhoods: Stone Gate, Canyon Lakes West and Miramesa.

The Postma donation will fund the purchase of BrainPOP educational software, fine arts instructional materials and equipment, classroom emergency bags and school garden enhancements.

“The Postma staff appreciates the Stone Gate Home Owner’s Association for its recent generous donation to our school,” said Kim Freed, Postma principal. “These funds will positively impact our fine arts classes and enhance technology usage on and off campus. We are most grateful for their partnership!”

The donation to Birkes included 60 Kindle Fire tablets and cases to enhance fourth-grade instruction.

Birkes Elementary School staff members applaud the Stone Gate HOA’s Adopt a School grant during the morning staff meeting on Oct. 12.
Birkes Elementary School staff members applaud the Stone Gate HOA’s Adopt a School grant during the morning staff meeting on Oct. 12. 

“We are once again overwhelmed by the generosity of the Stone Gate community,” said Stacie Everson, Birkes principal. “The collaboration between the community and Birkes Elementary to implement more technology in our classrooms is truly appreciated. Our students and teachers are very excited!”

Kim Freed, right, principal of Postma Elementary School, presents a thank you gift to Robert Partin, vice president of the Stone Gate HOA, after the association donated $5,000 to the campus on Oct. 6.
Kim Freed, right, principal of Postma Elementary School, presents a thank you gift to Robert Partin, vice president of the Stone Gate HOA, after the association donated $5,000 to the campus on Oct. 6. 

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