CLAYTON'S SISTER SCHOOL
Clayton Community Outreach Committee
The Clayton Community Outreach Committee’s mission is to foster a community between the families at Clayton Elementary and Perez Elementary Schools, and build a community of giving and service within the Clayton Community. Perez and Clayton have always had a special connection. Both schools opened in 2006 and have a long history of ties between their principals.
The Community Outreach Committee accomplishes our mission through several cross cultural events, including a joint school march for the Austin MLK day parade, Clayton Choir singing at Perez, Band Folkloric performance of Perez students at Perez, and Clayton’s many resource raising efforts to assist financially disadvantaged families at Perez, including: Coats for Kids, Thanksgiving Basket Drive, Angel Tree, book donations and other fundraising efforts.
This year we are working to partner with Care Club to utilize the amazing compassion of our students in our community service efforts, organize a reading program that brings students at Clayton and Perez together (virtually) and we have added a Back to School Drive to support Perez families impacted by the COVID pandemic.
Perez Back to School Drive
We are organizing a Back to School Drive to support Perez Elementary School. The Perez community has been hit hard by the pandemic and has the second highest number of cases by zip code in the city. There is still a lot we don't know regarding what school will look like for the 2020-21 school year and what their needs might be, but we know for sure they will need help with wifi, school supplies, food, and general financial support for specific families.
Here are a few ways to help!
Buy a School Tool Box for your little Cardinal, and buy another box for a Perez student at through schooltoolbox.com. You can even just add on additional school supplies to be donated to your order. *donation box/items will be delivered to you, drop off locations: 7517 Magenta Lane, 6600 Orchard Hill Drive, and 11305 Hollister Drive gate code 2211.
Donate Funds: We have a GoFundMe setup for donations at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/perez-back-to-school-drive. It will be used to set up wifi in homes, purchase HEB or CSA gift cards, buy specialized school supplies for students with special needs, and support teachers in need of supplies or PPE.
Visit our Signup Genius, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa8ae2fabf94-perez, to donate school supplies and HEB gift cards.
Drop off locations:
7517 Magenta Lane
6600 Orchard Hill Drive
11305 Hollister Drive gate code 2211
We have partnered with MasksNow.org and they will be donating 500 child-sized masks to Perez elementary students.