By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — Madison Elementary School was recently selected as a $10,000 winner in the Campbell’s Grandstand for Schools Contest, sponsored by Campbell’s Soup.
“Our Madison Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is very active in collecting Campbell’s soup labels, Labels for Education, and other things to secure funds for projects, and they discovered the contest,” explained Madison Elementary Principal Tiffany Scheer. “The PTO promoted it on their Facebook page and through email to their listserv members. The PTO was instrumental in getting the word out about this opportunity.”
The contest required families and members of the community to visit the Grandstand for Schools website and register their email address and school. During the duration of the contest, registered participants could visit the page every day to submit an entry. By purchasing specific products, shoppers could use printed coupons for additional entries.
The awarded funds will be used to create a flexible, personalized learning space in Madison’s library media center.
“We plan on purchasing furniture, additional technology, and materials, which will afford students an additional opportunity to collaborate and create outside of the four walls of their classroom,” said Scheer. “We plan on creating a space where teachers and students can work together to increase their ability to interact and have meaningful personalized learning experiences.”