Primrose School of Dunwoody donated more than $1900 to the Community Assistance Center.

The donated money was raised directly through the school as part of Primrose’s annual Helping Hands Spring Fling Fundraiser.

The school focused on the Community Assistance Center , a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose goal is to help individuals and families in need, helping to reduce poverty and building stronger independent families and thus a more stable community in the Dunwoody and Sandy Springs area. Primrose Dunwoody owners Larry and Lynn Manning met with Tamara Carrera, CEO and Executive Director of CAC, to donate a check for $1933.33.

“Caring and Giving are cornerstone values we teach children at Primrose,” said Lynn Manning. “We believe that character development, along with a robust academic program, is essential to preparing our children for the future.”

The donated funds were raised throughout the spring and early summer months at Primrose Dunwoody. The School held an Original Works art fundraiser, in which students created handprint artwork and parents ordered personalized items emblazoned with their child’s artwork, the proceeds of which were put into to the Spring Fling donation. The remainder of the funds came from the proceeds of Primrose Dunwoody’s annual Spring Fling, a carnival-style event that included bounce houses, raffles, a face painter, a DJ and more. Throughout the fundraising period, students were reminded that the money they raised would help others in need.

Primrose Dunwoody made an equal donation to The Primrose Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was created to combine fundraising efforts from individual Primrose schools across the nation. This year, the Primrose Foundation donated funds raised to Save the Children.

CAC was founded in 1987 and has served 16,000 families in the community since its inception. Their mission is to bring together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance. To learn more about their programs, visit www.ourcac.org.

The Primrose Balanced Learning curriculum highlights the importance of character development and giving back to the community through its Happy Hearts program, along with a proven academic curriculum and enrichment programs. To learn more about Primrose School of Dunwoody, visit www.primrosedunwoody.com.

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Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School welcomes thre new hires:

• Steven R. Turner, Jr. is the new associate head of school. Turner, an experienced senior administrator and academic leader, was formerly the associate head of school for curriculum and instruction and the middle school division head at Notre Dame de Sion School in Kansas City. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University (M.A. in educational leadership, management and policy), the University of Georgia (M.A. in Latin), and Duke University (B.A. in classical languages and classical studies).

• The Rev. Ricardo Bailey is the new school’s head chaplain. Bailey comes to Holy Innocents’ from The Westminster Schools where he taught Sacred Scripture and The Modern Civil Rights Movement. He was previously a Roman Catholic priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, and also served as the chaplain of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell. Bailey was formally received as an Episcopalian priest on Nov. 7, 2013. He has served at The Cathedral of Saint Philip in Buckhead as the priest associate for Hispanic ministry, and as the Vicar of the Episcopal Chapel of Emmaus House in Southwest Atlanta. Bailey will also serve as the Upper School chaplain.

• Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D., has been named director of enrollment management. Wright holds a doctorate in performance studies from New York University, and she graduated from Princeton University with a degree in sociology and Afro-American studies. She also holds a master's degree in anthropology from Cambridge University in England. Wright formerly taught at NYU and Spelman College, and has serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at the Emory University School of Medicine. She is married to the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

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