Donation brings critical funds to outfit school with engineering class supplies
On January 6, Jerome’s Furniture (Jerome’s) donated $6,000 to Del Sur Elementary School to support a new program, Engineering is Elementary. Representatives from Jerome’s, including Chairman Jerry Navarra; Director of Marketing Jim Navarra; and President and CEO Lee Goodman, presented a check during the school’s bi-weekly Flag Day assembly.
The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project promotes engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE will provide Del Sur Elementary School students with a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies.
“As a local, family-owned business, we always want to give back when we can,” said Jerry Navarra, chairman at Jerome’s. “Local schools like Del Sur Elementary are critical to support the education of the next generation in our communities. Programs like Engineering is Elementary will provide students with an inventive, interactive learning experience. We’re glad to help – it’s important to us, our employees and our customers.”
Del Sur Elementary School will implement the EiE program this spring. Students will engage in many activities from replicating an artifact to designing knee braces.
“We appreciate the generosity of Jerome’s Furniture,” said Doug Johnson, principal at Del Sur Elementary School. “With their help, we’ve ordered the necessary equipment and are eager to get the program started. The on-site ceremony at Del Sur created a special dedication – Jerry is a familiar face to many students who see him on TV.”
Part of the award-winning Poway Unified School District, Del Sur Elementary School is located within the master-planned community of Del Sur in San Diego. Del Sur offers seven new home neighborhoods, featuring homes by top builders, including: Standard Pacific Homes, Shea Homes, California West Communities and Davidson Communities. To learn more about Del Sur’s new home neighborhoods, go to www.delsurliving.com or call 858-481-4200. To learn more about Del Sur Elementary School, visit http://www.powayusd.com/pusddses/.
Founded in 1954, Jerome’s Furniture is a family owned and operated business headquartered in San Diego, Calif. with six showrooms and six clearance centers located across Southern California and an e-commerce website providing avenues for consumers to enjoy online furniture viewing and buying. Regarded fondly by generations of families in San Diego, Jerome’s is known as the best furniture retailer for value (“Jerry’s Price”) and a wide selection of products. Recognized as the 2008 Retailer of the Year by the Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and Honoree of the San Diego National Bank Founders Award along with numerous business recognitions as the best furniture store, customers know they can count on Jerome’s to make it easy to shop for furniture with service support including interior design, same day delivery and financing. More information can be found by visiting www.jeromes.com, @JeromesSanDiego or on Facebook, Jerome’s San Diego.
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