Brick campaign to help teachers

For holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gift for someone who already has everything, the Conway Public Schools Foundation can help.

The foundation has organized the “Honor the Past, Build a Foundation” brick campaign. For $100, a personalized brick will be placed in the new Wampus Cat Courtyard between the new high school building and the new cafeteria to be completed in 2013.

Funds from the brick campaign and other contributions will go into an endowment at the Arkansas Community Foundation, from which annual teacher grants will be generated from the endowment’s net income, leaving the principal preserved as a perpetual source of funding.

Teacher grants support classroom and school grants, tutoring and enrichment, classroom supplies, and teacher development and recognition. These programs and supplies cannot be funded through the regular budget, and teachers quite often fund these needs themselves.

Bricks can be ordered on the foundation website.

“Your investment in CPSF’s mission helps ensure the best educational opportunities for our students, helping them to reach their full potential,” said Jan Spann, foundation president.

Bricks can be ordered online at

For more information on the foundation or the brick campaign, contact Spann at 501.339.7544 or [email protected].