Pleasant Valley Elementary receives $5,000 from Burlington

Courtesy photo Burlington representatives presented Pleasant Valley Elementary School with $5,000 as part of the Adopt-a-Classroom program, a program that recognizes the exceptional work of school teachers. District Manager Julie Roar along with the new Altoona Burlington store manager Jamie Peterson met virtually with Pleasant Valley teachers before the start of school to announce the gift.

Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through its partnership with the national nonprofit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $5,000 toward school supplies to Altoona Area School District’s Pleasant Valley Elementary School in celebration of its new store opening Oct. 2 in Altoona.

A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school administrators and helped to secure the donation for Pleasant Valley Elementary School which will provide $217.40 in new supplies for each teacher’s classroom.

According to Principal Ken Krott, the teachers will use the funds on a number of new classroom items that will enhance the classroom experience for all students.

“On behalf of the Altoona Area School District, I would like to welcome our new local Burlington store and thank them and AdoptAClassroom.org for their generous donation to Pleasant Valley Elementary School,” said AASD Superintendent Dr. Charles Prijatelj.

“Our teachers are so excited to purchase the tools they need, whether teaching in the classroom or from home. We are thankful for the support we received from Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org.”

Burlington is committed to supporting education through its partnership with AdoptA


Each time Burlington opens a new store, Burlington celebrates by adopting and funding a local elementary school in the market.

The new Burlington store is now open at 235 Park Hills Plaza, Altoona.


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