Followup: ‘R’eally big thanks from Roxhill Elementary


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A followup on the freshly repainted Roxhill Elementary “R” – done with donated labor and materials, as reported here last week – this time, with a big thank-you photo from students and staff, and words of appreciation, shared by head teacher Christopher Robert:

A huge thanks goes out to Al Keim and his brother, Tom, of Keim Construction Company. They began the process over a year ago to obtain the proper permits that the district requires for this kind of work. They spent three long days over the Labor Day weekend and worked tirelessly to paint the “R” and the building. Not only that, they gave the windows in the cafeteria a much needed washing. Al Keim donated his time and the cost of all materials and paint! We at Roxhill cannot thank him and his brother enough. Thanks also go to Rodda Paint and Berg Scaffold for their donations of paint and the scaffold used by the painters. We are so appreciative.

11 Replies to "Followup: 'R'eally big thanks from Roxhill Elementary"

  • Cheryl September 14, 2011 (4:39 pm)

    Awwwww, I see my Kindergarten kiddo sitting in the front row. She’s totally not paying attention. LOL.
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    Thanks for posting this WSB. And thanks to Roxhill Elementary for sending it in to the blog.
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    The “R” looks so awesome – what a wonderful gift from community conscious local folks. Thanks Tom and Al Keim, Rodda Paint and Berg Scaffold! Your generosity melts my heart (big puffy pink heart)!
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    :-)

  • JO September 14, 2011 (5:25 pm)

    What a cool story and an awesome example of good folks doing good work for a great cause! It doesn’t take much to help students and teachers and the whole neighborhood feel proud of their school! Thanks Keim Construction for the generousity with help from Rodda and Berg Scaffold! This is just one more reason I love where I live!!

  • DC September 14, 2011 (5:35 pm)

    It looks great! Nice job!!!

  • Nanasita September 14, 2011 (6:30 pm)

    Roxhill is the A plus of Seattle Public Schools – it is so warm and friendly and the staff is extradinaire! Children and their levels of comfort are foremost here – I am so impressed -My grandson attended kindergarten at another West Seattle School and experienced a year of nothingness and coldness – he is in 7th heaven this year at Roxhill- Thank you to all who donate their time and effort to a wonderful building of staff and teachers.The principal is an angel with unlimited energy who loves kids.

  • Tony September 14, 2011 (7:42 pm)

    This is the type of kindness that should NOT go unnoticed! Thank you Al and Tom for doing this incredible gift for the parents, and faculty, community abroad.
    Thank you, you will be blessed for this!
    Especially in these times we live in. Great acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed.

  • hmmm September 14, 2011 (10:32 pm)

    A year for permits to make a school look nicer! Really? Come on Somebody figure out a way to make this work better for our kids….!

  • Kelli September 14, 2011 (10:35 pm)

    Totally cool! Roxhill is an awesome school!

  • bridge to somwhere September 15, 2011 (7:59 am)

    awesome! thanks al and tom!

  • terry w. September 15, 2011 (9:39 am)

    Seriously, it takes a year to obtain the permits to paint an R on the school? WSB, is this for real??? Good grief!!! Many thanks to all who made this happen.

    • WSB September 15, 2011 (9:40 am)

      I don’t have time to investigate the permit thing BUT it wouldn’t be surprising because as I noted in the previous “R” story, last year a group of neighbors organized by Donn DeVore of the Westwood Neighborhood Council had tried to do it and ran into red tape. I have no idea if any of the kind and generous folks involved here were related to that effort or launched their own, but it was indeed an entire year. – TR

  • luckymom30 September 15, 2011 (11:11 am)

    Looking good Roxhill! Thanks Chris for sharing and a big thanks to Al & Tom!

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