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CRE receives funds for Habitat

Groove Auto in Centennial announced that from every vehicle sold, a portion of the revenue is given back to Denver-area schools. From the many applications, an impressive number of schools were selected to receive checks ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. Congrats to the DCSD recipients: Cherry Valley Elementary, Arrowwood Elementary, DCS Montessori Charter School, Acres Green Elementary SchoolBear Canyon Elementary SchoolCastle Rock Elementary SchoolSagewood Middle SchoolHOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op, and Frontier Valley Elementary!

CRE's Habitat Specialist, Catherine Mackin, was on hand at the awards ceremony to receive the funds. The $3,500 award will be used in our habitat to create more spaces for students to utilize as well as building additonal plant structures.

The habitat is a popular place for our students to have class outside of the classroom, study and observe plants and wildlife, and provides a tranquil place for quiet writing and reflection. 

Thank you, Groove Auto, for your generosity!



October 3, 2016 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

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