Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, an assisted living and memory care community, is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with Polly Tadlock Elementary School, named for a person that holds a special place in the hearts of Frisco residents and the senior living community. Tadlock is a retired teacher from the district who taught for 24 years and received the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Silver Citizen of the Year award in 2002. The Tadlocks were also the former owners of the property acquired by Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco which is now the home of the senior living community. Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco established this partnership with the school as a way to honor Tadlock for entrusting them with land that has been in her family for dozens of years and to create an intergenerational connection for both seniors and students to benefit from. To kick-off the partnership, Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco is asking the public to help support a cause close to their hearts by donating supplies for Polly Tadlock Elementary School teachers to supplement frequently used items in their classroom, and they need the public’s help. The public is encouraged to drop off Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, colorful duct tape, dry erase markers and small dry erase boards, Sharpie markers, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, gallon-size plastic bags, double-a batteries, electric pencil sharpeners, highlighters, white and multi-colored cardstock, file folders and paper towels. The items can be dropped off at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, inside House B, at 1200 West Main in Frisco. The donated items will be presented to the teachers on October 7th, beginning at 3:15 p.m. in the school library, and the media is invited to attend.
“When we told the teachers about the partnership and how Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco’s first priority was to make sure that the teachers had everything they needed, they were so surprised,” said Sarah Perry, counselor at Polly Tadlock Elementary. “Their faces looked like it was Christmas morning. The teachers were shocked and so touched that they were thought of. Our school district has so many great programs that help children receive their school supplies, and our school has excellent resources, but oftentimes teachers must buy some of their classroom materials out of their own pockets. This was such a nice surprise, and everyone is so excited to begin this partnership with Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco.”
The teacher supply drive is just the start of the partnership the senior living community has planned. Once a month, all classes have a “Read Aloud” program in which teachers read a book to their classrooms. Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco residents will be volunteering to read to the children. They also plan to further support the school’s teachers in other special ways, like celebrating teacher birthdays once a month with a delicious dessert. During STAAR testing next spring, the teachers will be showered with snacks and gift certificates from the senior living community to further support each teacher’s hard work.
“It will be so great for the children to learn from the residents and connect with fellow members of the community,” said Perry. “We know great things will come from this relationship and hope to enrich the residents’ lives just as much as they’ll brighten each child’s life.”
“The goal of the partnership is to support some of the hardest-working and most selfless people in our community–the teachers,” said Penny Tipton, Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco activity director. “We love Polly, and she has made such an impact on our own community that we wanted to contribute to her legacy in some small way. We hope the public will support our endeavor so that we’ll be able to give these teachers the supplies they need to have a successful classroom throughout the entire school year. Our residents are looking forward to visiting the school and having interaction with the children and teachers on a regular basis.”
For questions about the school supply drive, please contact Penny Tipton at 214-872-4242.