Department of Counseling and Social Work will host five registration sessions
for families needing to participate in the community’s annual Apple Tree
Project beginning Wednesday, April 5.
A joint partnership between
the district, Interfaith Ministries and the United Way of Denton County, the
Apple Tree Project provides back-to-school assistance for families in need. Parents or guardians of Denton ISD students
who qualify for free or reduced lunch can apply for clothing and back-to-school
supplies through the Apple Tree Project, with members of the community and
local businesses and organizations coordinating to provide support.
To apply for
assistance, families must bring a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license or
state-issued ID) and know their children’s clothing sizes. Additionally, birth
certificates for children entering kindergarten must be brought, if student is
entering school for the first time. Families will be able to indicate their
children’s favorite colors at application events.
Families that do not
qualify for free or reduced lunch must have a proven financial crisis to apply.
Applications will no longer be accepted when all spots in the Apple Tree
Project are filled, so families are encouraged to attend the earliest possible
application date they can.
Families can attend
any registration session are not limited to one close to their child’s school. Registration
dates and times include:
Wednesday, April 5 –
Rivera Elementary, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 –
Hodge Elementary, 3 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12 –
Ginnings Elementary, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 –
Calhoun Middle School, 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 –
Stephens Central Administration Building, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information
on the Apple Tree Project or registration sessions, please contact the district’s
counseling and social work department at (940) 369-0598 or visit http://www.ifmdenton.org/appletree/