Community partnerships benefit Crest View Elementary
On Nov. 6, Crest View Elementary received a $5,000 donation from the Greater Twin Cities Honda Dealers. Jim Haertzen, general manager of Luther Brookdale Honda, presented the check and spoke about his time as a student in Osseo Area Schools and his love and appreciation for public education. After getting to know Crest View Principal Shawn Stibbins and hearing about his plans for using the money at the school, Haertzen pledged an additional $3,900—courtesy of his dealership—to cover all negative lunch balances at Crest View. Haertzen’s act of generosity allows for the initial $5,000 donation to be used for field trips and schoolwide celebrations that recognize students’ positive behaviors.
We’re lucky to have so many great community partners at Crest View. In addition to the Honda donations, the Osseo/Maple Grove Knights of Columbus donated winter coats and snow pants to our school, and the Brooklyn Park Rotary recently sent four boxes of hats and gloves our way, too. We appreciate these donations and our community’s commitment to our scholars!