OB Elementary students load up on school supplies, courtesy of Town Council
The Ocean Beach Town Council provided every Ocean Beach Elementary School student with a kit full of school supplies as they prepared to start the new academic year.
Students picked up their free kits Aug. 22 curbside at the Ocean Beach Woman’s Club.
Ocean Beach Elementary, like other schools in the San Diego Unified district, began the school year Aug. 31 with distance learning as campuses remain closed because of coronavirus safety concerns.
The kit consisted of a 15-quart latching tote containing crayons, copier paper, a plastic folder, notebooks, markers, pencils, a pencil pouch and sharpener, scissors, erasers, blank flash cards, a ruler, glue sticks, an animal shaped stress ball and a kids meal coupon.
The Town Council’s OBthrives Committee organized the back-to-school supply drive after a suggestion by council board member Stephanie Logan. The committee secured an $8,000 donation from local entrepreneur and Ocean Beach Elementary alumnus Steve Yeng and several other local donations, according to the Town Council.
The committee purchased and assembled items for 480 kits, and several council board members participated in the distribution.
The Town Council’s Facebook page quoted a parent as saying: “The pure joy of our daughters opening their school kits today was like Christmas morning. Please know your positive impact was felt.”