By Becky Maxedon
While plans for the reopening of the Lake Havasu Unified School District remain everchanging because of the COVID-19 virus, tentative plans have been drawn up by the district school board.
According to the district website, Aug. 3 is the current open date for distance learning and Aug. 17, the first day for in-person learning. Those dates, also according to the website, are subject to change. Parents, teachers, students and staff members will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.
In light of the pending opening of the 2020-2021 school year, an engaged local group of folks are doing their part to ensure that school supplies are readily available for students when they resume instruction.
MOMS Club is an international club with a local chapter. MOMS is the anacronym for Moms Offering Moms Support.
The club caters mostly to stay at home moms but the Havasu chapter is hoping to cater to all moms looking for their mama tribe, according to organizer Eve Hunt.
“The school supply drive came to be after we decided we wanted to spend some of our club’s funds to purchase school supplies for kids and teachers of our community. We figured why stop with just our donation? We can help more and do more if we do a fundraising drive,” Hunt stated in an email.
“With the world being so crazy goodness knows our teachers/students/schools and parents could use some help and school supplies is a way to help,” she said.
School supply collection boxes are in 11 locations around town. The boxes will be retrieved Aug.15, and the supplies will be distributed to all K-12 schools in Lake Havasu City.
The drop off locations are:
Flips For Fun Gymnastics
Desert Bladz Ice Skating Rink
VR Escape Reality
Lake Havasu City Properties
Four Dragons Martial Arts
The Book Exchange
Just 4 Fun Powersports
The MOMS Club will donate $200 toward supplies still needed after boxes are collected and sorted through. Financial contributions are always welcome and appreciated. To contribute financially, please email email@example.com.
On Monday, at 10 a.m., the MOMS Club with some of its moms and kids will be going to The Book Exchange to present them with a $400 check for its adopt a teacher program
Funds for this donation were earned via local businesses in the community advertising in the MOMS Club newsletter. The newsletter can be viewed on the private group page as well as the club’s public information page. Newsletters are also distributed to various locations around Lake Havasu City.
Hunt said one of the long-term goals for funds raised via advertising and fundraising is to work with the city to provide shade covers over area splash pads.
Those interested in advertising can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the local MOMS Club enjoy play dates/learning activities for children. And activities include park play dates, water play, lake days, lake days with science included making volcanoes and exploding Mentos rockets, Play-Doh, monthly kids in the kitchen and more. There are Monthly Moms Nights Out for mamas.
The club plans to offer both morning and after-school play dates as well as inclusion of family events to reach more moms and children.
Contact them for more information.