Cedar Fairmount and Roxboro PTA kick off Rox Eats partnership
Wednesday nights. The after-work, after-school scramble. Mid-week, and it looks like leftovers or mac n' cheese out of a box. Sound familiar? The grand meal plans of Sunday are gone and the week is only half over. The Roxboro Elementary School (Rox El) PTA and the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District have a way to get you over the hump.
On Nov. 18, Rox El PTA and Cedar Fairmount SID kicked off Rox Eats Third Wednesdays, at Vero Bistro. The third Wednesday of each month will offer Rox Eats events at different Cedar Fairmount neighborhood restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from meals purchased during the event will benefit the Rox El PTA and Roxboro students directly. The next Rox Eats will be held on Dec. 16 at BW 3 [Buffalo Wild Wings].
"This program not only allows the PTA to raise necessary funds to benefit our students, but also helps us support the local businesses that support us and our neighborhood," said Clare Taft, Rox El PTA President. "The PTA will use the funds raised to benefit students directly, through funding field trips and providing mini grants to Rox El teachers for educational enhancements. The money raised goes back to the kids."
Diners need to indicate that they are dining at the restaurant to benefit Rox El. PTA representatives and families will be present each third Wednesday to answer questions about Rox El and help promote the school.
Kaye Lowe, Cedar Fairmount SID executive director, said, "We are pleased to have the vibrant Roxboro schools in our community. The Cedar Fairmount businesses are pleased to assist the Roxboro Elementary PTA to raise needed funds with Rox Eats at Cedar Fairmount."
Mark your calendars for future Rox Eats nights: Jan. 20 at the Fairmount, Feb. 17 at Nighttown, March 16 at Liquid Planet and April 20 at Luna Bakery and Café.
Rox El PTA members will also be in the Cedar Fairmount district on Saturday, Dec. 12, 12–6 p.m., for the Holiday Stroll, wrapping gifts in the former Four and Twenty space. Let PTA volunteers do the wrapping for you and bring in any gift. Gifts need not be purchased during the Holiday Stroll to be wrapped. A donation to the PTA is suggested for the gift-wrapping.
Rox El PTA serves the parents and caregivers, students and staff of Roxboro Elementary School in Cleveland Heights. In addition to providing small grants to teachers for educational enhancements and classroom materials, the PTA coordinates volunteers in the classrooms and school library, including the PTA's "the Village" tutoring program. PTA volunteers and funds support a variety of year-round after-school programming for students.
Each year, the PTA hosts RoxEl Runs, a 4- and 2-mile fun run through the Roxboro neighborhood, encouraging healthy habits. It also hosts a number of social events for families, including a Halloween dance, Valentine’s dance, potluck dinners and a multicultural night.
Gennifer Hurtt is secretary and communications chair for the Roxboro Elementary School PTA.