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Published on August 30th, 2015 |

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Garden Hills PTA to cut ribbon on new Bricks for Kids school path

The Garden Hills Elementary School PTA is hosting a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3-5 p.m. to celebrate the new personalized bricks that have been purchased and

The photo shows a section of the new bricks and pavers placed on the path to the Garden Hills Elementary School.

The photo shows a section of the new bricks and pavers placed on the path to the Garden Hills Elementary School.

placed on the pedestrian path that leads to the school from Rumson Road.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bricks for Kids campaign will take place at the top of the Rumson Road entrance. Refreshments will be served.

Many GHES families walk to school through Garden Hills, making their way onto campus across the pedestrian pathway.

Neighborhood associations and Buckhead businesses also contributed to the new walkway "Bricks for Kids" campaign.

Neighborhood associations and Buckhead businesses also contributed to the new walkway “Bricks for Kids” campaign.

In 2006, the first initiative to design the path that celebrates and honors the heritage of this neighborhood elementary school raised funds that are invested back into the school.

Now the school’s PTA is celebrating another successful campaign supported by the community–ranging from GHES families and neighbors to the Atlanta International School and many local businesses. Standard bricks (4×8 and 8×8) sold for between $55 and $115. Custom Logo and Pavers went for between $175 and $550.

Although the contribution numbers from the sale of the bricks and pavers are not yet final, the GHES PTA told BuckheadView it raised

The bricks and pavers are in sections along the waklway from the Garden Hills neighborhood to the school.

The bricks and pavers are in sections along the walkway from the Garden Hills neighborhood to the school.

approximately $3,750 for Garden Hills Elementary. GHES sold 58 bricks. AIS sold 24 bricks.

All proceeds from the sale of personalized bricks and pavers benefit the school’s educational programs as well as the maintenance of the walkway and surrounding landscaping.

Located in the heart of Buckhead, Garden Hills Elementary School has the distinction of being the first public elementary school in Georgia to receive certification in the highly acclaimed and world-renowned International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Programme.

In fact, the North Atlanta schools are the only public schools in Georgia to offer the fully articulated International Baccalaureate K-12 educational model.

This year, Garden Hills continues its tradition of pioneering progressive world class practices in education as it embarks on a Dual Language Immersion curriculum at the school. Two classrooms of kindergartners are the first to begin an education immersed in both English and Spanish.

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