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We are happy to announce that this year's Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive held by Parrish Learning Zone, Spotsylvania County Schools, and Century 21 AdVenture-Redwood, was a huge success! Through the event held at Walmart on August 17th and the ongoing collection of school supplies at Parrish Learning Zone, Century 21, Giant at Harrison Crossing, the Snow Library, and the Spotsylvania County Schools Treasure House, we were able to collect a whole truckload of school supplies for needy students in Spotsylvania County! School supplies will be distributed through the Spotsylvania County Treasure House, located behind Massaponax High School. Students in need of supplies can access these free supplies through their school social worker.DSC 0111

In Spotsylvania County Public Schools, there were nearly 700 homeless students during the previous school year. The number of homeless students has risen by 78 percent in the last six years. This has created a tremendous need for resources in our schools. Homeless students struggle to have the basic necessities and often have to go to school without school supplies. For this reason, the school system is in need of basic schools supplies to distribute to these students so that these children do not have to go without 

supplies and so that providing this large number of supplies does not become a strenuous financial burden on teachers. The Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive collected enough school supplies to provide each of these families with the back to school essentials.

This would not have been possible without the help of the many volunteers who devoted their time and energy to collect and sort through supplies. Generous donations of time, space, and resources by Walmart, Giant at Harrison Crossing, Century 21 AdVenture-Redwood, B 101.5, ATHIOS Technologies, Parrish Learning Zone, and Spotsylvania County Schools. We would like to especially thank everyone in our community for their generous support of our local students! We hope to see you all again at our Stuff the Bus event next August. Best wishes for a wonderful start to the school year!

Browse below for some additional photos from the fun day:

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Many students and local businesses joined us to make the event successful.

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Families enjoyed the day helping us collect supplies.

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Buzzy the Bee from B101.5 was showing his support!!

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-Nina Parrish, M.Ed.
Parrish Learning Zone, LLC
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About Nina

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Nina Parrish graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Following graduation from the University of Mary Washington, she received the Project PISCES scholarship to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she completed her certification in Special Education for K-12 students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. After obtaining her license, Nina earned a Master's Degree in Education for School Counseling in grades Pre K-12 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Nina taught in the public schools in North Carolina and Virginia for 7 years. Nina currently owns, Parrish Learning Zone, a K-12 local tutoring service with her husband Jay, who is also a teacher. They live in Spotsylvania with their daughter.


Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.


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