CRO Glassy

Your donations make a difference...

Since 2007,  CRO Glassy has been supporting our neighboring schools. However, in 2014, it became apparent that funding technology in the classroom would bring a solid foundation that better-enabled children to follow a path of lifelong learning. Since then, and because of residents like you, we have funded over 700 iPads and Chromebooks. When the outbreak of COVID 19 shut down schools and created a distance learning situation, our schools were immediately ready to meet that challenge because of the technology tools they had already received.

But, we’re not done!

We recognize the critical importance of reading and math skills.

CRO Glassy continues to fund technology software licenses like RAZ kids, IXL and Reflex math, so students may keep pace with educational standards.

And, we are still not done...

The programs we support reflect the importance of reading, science and math skills taught through interactive learning with teachers, technology, and “old school” classroom books and libraries.

Your donations really do make a difference…

Programs

Supported by CRO Glassy 

Technology purchased for classrooms has given students the opportunity to keep pace with today’s learning tools.

STEAM Lab is an innovative initiative for schools that actively engages students thru technology and tactile devices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

The multi-disciplined approach requires kids to be creative, and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills when completing assignments.

The Fountas & Pinnell leveled reading curriculum has assisted our schools in striving for the goal to have every child read at grade level by the third grade. In addition, in-classroom libraries are funded and designed to target and excite grade level reader interest.

Funding the Arts is an important initiative. Studies prove that active participation and exposure to the Arts directly impacts the willingness to learn and the ability of students to be successful in other areas. CRO Glassy has funded in-school performances, transportation and tickets to local children’s theater events, and the purchase of a pottery kiln for art classes.

Funding before in-school and after-school programs and clubs assists the schools in offering opportunities for students to explore new ideas, learn about new hobbies and develop team building skills.

CRO Glassy donations fund the programs that benefit the children of the schools we serve.

The Human Services funding may include food vouchers for identified families, giving the schools the ability to assist families in an emergency situation, and helping kids that might need shoes, clothing, eyeglasses and hygiene kits.

Budget

CRO Glassy Budget

98% of your contribution goes directly to support the students and the schools !!!

CRO Glassy holds one annual fundraiser which raises the bulk of our annual working budget. All donations go directly to fund programs that benefit the children of the schools we serve in our local community.

Schools We Support

Tigerville Elementary School (TES)

Your donations made a difference…Tigerville Elementary earned the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award and credited the partnership with CRO Glassy as the component to success.

From the National Blue Ribbon Schools site:

Principal Jackson has successfully engaged the residents of a nearby residential community in a school/community partnership. This partnership was an integral component of Tigerville’s transformation. The residents, mainly retirees, support Tigerville educationally and financially. Principal Jackson arranged for training of the residents as weekly tutors and mentors using the school’s curriculum and instructional materials specific to each students’ needs and achievement levels. Through the residents’ support, Tigerville created a Smart Table lab so every student has access to devices. The residents also have purchased jackets, shoes, food, and Christmas presents for students in need.”

From the Times Examiner:

Tigerville Elementary is proof that students in rural schools can produce outstanding academic results,” said Superintendent Burke Royster. “It is also evidence of the important role community partners such as the Cliff’s Residents Outreach can play in a school’s success. I want to extend my congratulations to Principal Diane Jackson, her administrative staff, outstanding teachers, and the school’s hard-working students and supportive families for receiving this national recognition. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments.”

Heritage Elementary School (HES)

Principal Hester wants us to Know that:

What you don’t realize is that your support is also impacting their families and their homes, which in turn, impacts our whole community. From the students, families, and staff at Heritage, please accept our sincere gratitude for all that you have done, and continue to do, to impact lives in a positive way.”

CRO Glassy also supported Summer Reading Camp at Heritage both in 2017 and 2018. Principal Hester said:

One parent posted on social media “that after being on an all-day field trip, her struggling reader, though tired from the trip, wanted to stay up just a little longer so she could read more.” That same parent posted a photo of her kids sneaking flashlights into their rooms and reading under their blankets after lights out. This is the impact of reading camp. It turned struggling readers into reading lovers. YOU made a difference in the families of those 37 students.”

Letter from Heather Hester, Principal at HES:

CRO Glassy efforts stimulated and inspired teachers and students at Heritage Kindergarten through 5th grades – to improve their tested performance to an ‘excellent’ rating for the first time. This result, after being in the lowest group the year before.”

CRO Glassy Corporate Partners

Thank you for your on-going support!

With the support of these valued Corporate Partners, the CRO Glassy is making a difference in the lives of children in the Upstate through literacy, nutrition, and mentoring programs.

Donations payable to CRO Glassy, 23-A Raptor Way, Landrum, SC 29356

For information about our Corporate Partners, please contact Julie Condren 

Presenting

Corporate Partner

  • Villa Verona Design (Gold)
  • Fairview Builders (Gold)
  • Meritus (Gold)
  • RetractaScreen (Silver)
  • The Dental Retreat (Silver)
  • Steve White Audi (Bronze)
  • Sunset Marina (Bronze)
  • Flat Rock Playhouse (Sponsor)

Advisory Council Members

For questions about current initiatives, please contact any of our Advisory Council Members.

  • Susan Recknagel – Chair, Tigerville School Liaison and CRO Board Member
  • Barb Adams – Newsletter and CRO Board Member
  • Marietta Castellano – Annual Appeal and Heritage School Liaison
  • Julie Condren – Newsletter, Tigerville School Liaison and Corporate Partner Liaison
  • Gere Gaige – Newsletter and Heritage School Liaison
  • Evelyn Pezzolla – Annual Appeal and Heritage School Liaison
  • Sandy Smith – Web Advisor
  • Marybeth Trunk – Publicity and Tigerville School Liaison
  • Jim Trunk – Treasurer and Donor Snap Coordinator

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