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Parrish Learning Zone, LLC would like to announce their Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive in partnership with Spotsylvania County Schools and Century 21 AdVenture Redwood to benefit local students.

There are a lot of students in our area that cannot afford all of the school supplies that are required at the beginning of a new school year. Parrish Learning Zone, LLC will be collecting school supply donationsAugust 5th through August 17th. There will be a Stuff theBus event at the Southpoint Walmart on Saturday August 17th from 9:00am to 6:00 pm.

Fredericksburg, VA, August 13, 2013: Parrish Learning Zone, LLC—a family and teacher owned tutoring service that provides K-12 customized tutoring and SAT Prep—is pleased to announce our annual Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive in partnership with Spotsylvania County Schools, Century 21 AdVenture Redwood, B 101.5, and Walmart. We are collecting various school supplies that will go to needy students who attend Spotsylvania County Schools. Supplies will be donated to the Spotsylvania County schools Treasure House to be distributed throughout Spotsylvania County.

As current and former public school teachers, we know how heartbreaking it is to see students show up on the first day of school, 2nd week of school, and 3rd week of school, with no supplies. We also know how hard teachers, principals, counselors, and other school staff work to make sure that students get the supplies that they need. Many teachers spend a considerable amount of their own money each year buying basic supplies for students. After all, how can a student meet high standards, pass high-stakes testing, even be expected to learn when they don't have a book bag, a pencil, or a notebook? The need for school supplies in Spotsylvania County is quite high. Last year, the Spotsylvania Treasure House served approximately 700 homeless students and 2000 students and family members in Spotsylvania. We need your help to ensure that all needy students have school supplies this year.

Want to help? Here is what you can do. Supplies are being collected August 5th- August 17th at the following locations: Parrish Learning Zone, Southpoint Walmart, Spotsylvania County Schools Treasure House (located behind Massaponax High School), Century 21 AdVenture Redwood, Giant at Harrison Crossing, and the Snow Memorial Library. Then join us for a huge Stuff the Bus event at the Southpoint Walmart on Saturday August 17th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. B101.5, Buzzy, and the B-Crew will be hanging out from 9:00 am- 11:00 am. Help us fill an entire bus with supplies for needy students!



Nina Parrish graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor ofScience degree in Psychology. While attending the University of Mary Washington, Ninawas elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment. 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 hercertification in Special Education for K-12 students with learning disabilities, mentalretardation, and emotional disturbance. After obtaining her license, Nina earned a Masters Degree in Education for School Counseling in grades Pre K-12 from Virginia Commonwealth University while achieving a 4.0 GPA.

Nina has been a Special Education teacher in the public schools for seven years. She has taught remedial reading, language arts, math, history, and study skills classes inthe sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Nina has classroom and counseling experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She is excited to have the opportunity to design customized instructional programs for use with students individually and in small groupsso that all students are able to experience learningsuccess.

Jay Parrish graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He worked at Geico Insurance in the sales department and as a Claims Adjuster for five years. He completed the Career Switcher Program with Spotsylvania County Schools to obtain a teaching license in Business and Marketing. Jay has taught business and marketing classes to high school students in grades 9-12 for four years. He has led three DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) students to qualify for the International Career and Development Conference. One student placed in the Top 10 for his event. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to apply his business management and marketing skills to a cause he believes in, helping students build their confidence and skills in order to experience success.


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