Today, schools are finding it more difficult to raise much needed money. Two schools share a volunteer extraordinaire that does just that.
Lighthouse Elementary and Beacon Cove Intermediate are very fortunate to have a volunteer like Michelle Claytor in their corner. Ms. Claytor’s career as volunteer extraordinaire is legendary. She wears many hats and one of the biggest is fundraising. She is creative, enthusiastic and everything that she does is for the children. Students, parents and teachers, all have made bonds that will be remembered forever because of Ms. Claytor.
Eighty-five percent of the money brought into these two schools is due to the efforts of Ms. Claytor. She works effortlessly throughout the year planning school events for all children.
In 2004, Ms. Claytor started the Fun Fair and today she still carries out this tradition making it better and better. Another event made popular by her is the Boosterthon Fun Run. The children look forward to this event every year. “It’s exciting knowing that every lap finished is money for my school,” says one student.
Drive-ins a thing of the past! Not for these two schools. Beacon Cove’s field is turned into an outdoor movie theatre with blankets and popcorn for all. Families enjoy an action packed movie while sharing a special bond. These are just a few of the special projects that make Ms. Claytor a volunteer extraordinaire.
Ms. Claytor is one of thousands of people who volunteer with our public schools and makes a priceless contribution to our School District and students. Over 37,000 community volunteers provide academic assistance to students through the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Program.
If you’d like to volunteer in a North Area School or want more information, please call Debra Tharpe, North Area Coordinator 561-904-7731 or