BSE parents spiff up school |

BSE parents spiff up school

By Ivy VogelPost Independent StaffBasalt Elementary parents rolled up their sleeves this summer and spent more than 40 hours working on improving the aesthetics of Basalt Elementary.They put a new awning over the front entrance, painted exterior doors, beautified the flower gardens with plants and river rocks, painted the kindergarten playground fence and picnic tables, and mulched and weeded the school’s large playground.”They really shined up our school and gave it a face-lift,” said Suzanne Wheeler-Del Piccolo, principal of Basalt Elementary.Deedee Hooker, who organized the clean-up, has two children at Basalt Elementary. Hooker’s third-grade son and other students immediately noticed the changes to their school, Hooker said. Last year, Hooker and other parents sold butter braids, frozen loaves filled with fruit, to raise money for the school.They raised about $2,500. The money along with donations from local businesses, helped pay for the improvements.The parents made a list of improvements they wanted to make to Basalt Elementary and then got the job done.This year they plan on continuing to beautify Basalt Elementary. Hooker will post future cleanup dates in the Post Independent.”They’re a fabulous group of people and are very motivated,” Wheeler-Del Piccolo said. “I greatly appreciate their support of the school.”Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext.

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