It’s not just a line. It’s truth. Children ARE our future, and this month, we are delighted to support the kids along Gloucester Main Street with the Kelsick KICK BACK Program (our give back program each month in honor of our 25th Anniversary this year)!

Through the month of September, a portion of all sales will be donated to the Botetourt Elementary School PTA in support of their programming for the students there.

Each month, through the fall of 2017, we have selected organizations in our community to support through our sales. In April we teamed up with The Samaritan Group, Inc. In May we partnered with the Gloucester-Mathews Human Society, in June we worked with the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic, in July we supported the Gloucester Library and in August we gave to the Laurel Shelter.

For 25 years and counting, the community has helped support Kelsick Specialty Market and made us your number one go-to for gourmet foods, wine and craft beer. It’s our turn to support YOU!

BACK TO SCHOOL BAKE SALE

Botetourt Elementary & Kelsick Specialty Market will also host a Back-to-School Bake Sale on Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Kelsick Specialty Market parking lot.

Swing by for delicious home-baked goods and games & activities for all!

School supply donations are welcome: pencils, erasers, glue sticks, various colored folders with prongs and tissues.

All proceeds benefit the Botetourt Elementary School PTA.

Can’t make it, but want to help out? Drop off financial donations or school supplies anytime during September at Kelsick Specialty Market.

ABOUT BOTETOURT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Botetourt Elementary School is a fully accredited school located in the courthouse area of Gloucester, just off of Main Street and within walking distance of Kelsick Specialty Market. Botetourt has been the recipient of many awards the past five years, including Distinguished Title One School and the Competence to Excellence Award. Reading, math, history and science achievement continues to be extremely high across all grade levels.

There are approximately 630 students currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades one through five.

Their veteran staff is highly qualified with 48 percent having a Master’s Degree and four staff members who have achieved National Board Teacher Certification. They are comprised of 30 teachers, four resource teachers, special educators, two specialists, and eight paraprofessionals.

The administrative team has over 30 years of teaching experience and over 5 years of administrative experience dedicated to providing a safe, caring environment that values diversity and collaboration.

Botetourt’s curriculum is aligned with the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning and encourages all students to reach their potential, while individual needs are met, supported, and exceeded.

A community education director helps provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of students in the school. These include organizing volunteers, serving as a liaison on the PTA executive board, and facilitating classroom speakers, outreaches, and study trips.

The Botetourt PTA believes children’s lives are better when parents, school staff, students and the community work together. The PTA has worked extremely hard to provide technology within the classroom by equipping each grade level with two classroom sets of IPADS for instructional use. They also provide many fun activities for Botetourt families along with partnering with Main Street businesses. Their purpose is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

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