Partners In Education
Columbia Power and Water Systems, we strive to help make Columbia a better community. We encourage our employees to join local civic organizations, as well as participating in efforts to help local schools. The Partners in Education Program is designed to encourage community involvement in the school system by contributing human and material resources to meet the needs of a school.
In 2002, CPWS joined up with Highland Park Elementary School to become partner's in education. The benefits of becoming a school's partner are numerous. It offers us the opportunity to:
- Improve the quality of our public schools
- Invest in tomorrow's leaders, employees and consumers
- Help students understand the business world and prepare for careers
- Provide us with the opportunity to become involved in the
- Build a positive public attitude toward the schools through our contributions of time and talent
Some of the other things we do to help our adopted school include:
- Attendance Cookie Parties Every Nine Weeks with a Pizza Party at the end of the school year for the classes in K-2 and 3-5 with the best attendance for the year.
- Donate Cookies/Cakes/Pies/Crafts to Raise Money at Fall Festival
- Sponsor Needy Families at Christmas (Employees donate money and some participate in an annual golf tournament to raise money).
- Repair Electrical Equipment (VCR's, TV's, etc.)
- Help Teachers with Field Day Activities
- Attend Career Day & Speak to Students
- Judge Science Fair Entries and Fall Festival Poster Contest
- Employees Go and Read to the Children (Read Across America)
- Various Other Assistance as Needed
- Electrical Safety Demonstrations (Every year, CPWS travels to all of Maury County's public elementary schools as well as Columbia Academy and Zion Christian Academy to teach third grade students how to "Play It Safe Around Electricity").
- Bucket Truck Demonstration - Each year, CPWS employees goes to Highland to speak about electrical safety. The students watch a short video and then see a bucket truck demonstration.
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