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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  A brightly painted school bus was enough to make Dr. Evelyn Woods day. That's because her Sigel Elementary was given a check for $25,000. The good fortune came from Target.

As part of the give with Target campaign, the retailer is giving five million dollars to schools this fall. One hundred were selected for the grants but only four, including Sigel, are getting the personal visits.
Not only did Siegel get the $25,000 check, the bus and the Disney star, but a bonus as well.

"They surprised me with an additional $20,000 dollars today plus supplies and iPads and iPods and and then I also received from the local Target store another $1,000 gift certificate." said Principal Sigel Elementary Dr. Evelyn Woods.

This is an unrestricted grant, so the school can use the money in any way they see fit.

"Then they can use it for what they need the most.  So we know for some schools it's supplies and others it's teachers or just getting more bodies in the room." said Target spokesperson Jenna Reck.

For Sigel, their Target is reading.

"We plan to actually utilize it the funds, for classroom libraries for every class in our school.  And also book boxes and journals so around literacy." said Dr. Evelyn Woods.

Aiming to improve achievement scores.  That's a mark worth making.   

Patrick Clark, News 11.