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Friendship Bench: Supplies Needed

Thanks to Valencia parent Katie Stanton and her Cub Scout pack #506 for working hard to fund raise for a "Friendship Bench" to be built for Valencia School.   The bench will arrive in about 2 ½ weeks.

A small committee from the 6th grade leadership team will be painting the bench. 


We need the following items donated to help support our endeavors:

  • 5 or 6 paint brushes
  • paint containers/paint trays for pouring small amounts of paint
  • 1 gallon of royal blue or light blue exterior paint
  • 1 gallon of bright exterior green paint

or.....1 gallon of another brightly colored paint that matches the whale mural colors. 


Please contact Ms. Christie if you have additional ideas or are able to donate any of the painting supplies to 


About The Bench:

This specially designated friendship bench will be located near the whale mural for ANY student who are newcomers or anyone looking to make new friends during lunch or recesses. A set of "starter questions" will be posted by the bench to help start dialogues with students who are looking for someone to talk to. The conversation starters will be updated periodically by the 6th grade leadership team. Students will be on the lookout for those students sitting alone on the bench and those who want to make Valencia a better place.  

Posted by: Deborah Matlow Published:10/6/16
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