Mother-son 'Tool Time' activity is today

Friday, March 30, 2012

The USD 234 elementary Parent Teacher Organization is partnering with Home Depot of Pittsburg to sponsor a Mother/Son activity called "Tool Time" from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave.

The activity includes a wood-craft project that provides an opportunity for mothers, grandmothers, guardians, or aunts to spend time with the boys in their lives age 5 to 12 years old.

PTO President Angie Kemmerer said they sponsored a Father/Daughter dance in the fall and wanted to provide the same opportunity for mothers and their sons.

"It (the father/daughter dance) was really a positive event for us and we're hoping this will be the same," Kemmerer said. "We're looking forward to it."

Home Depot will provide the necessary tools for assembly, take-home aprons and a certificate for the boys who participate.

Kemmerer said space and supplies are limited to the first 120 paid registrants and each boy must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost for the "Tool Time" activity is $5 for those who pre-registered, and as space and supplies permit, $8 at the door.

The PTO plans to hold another "Tool Time" from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 13, also at Buck Run Community Center. Kemmerer said if space allows, they will open up the second date to all parents and children age 5 to 12 years old.