The sixth grade students are now collecting pledges for their community service project, the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. The hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as Math-A-Thon.
K-4 students are participating in Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. Students in each class will choose a target animal or animals to “purchase.” Family, friends, and relatives will be asked to pledge a certain amount of money per book that they read for a three week period (March 6 - March 27). The money collected will be sent to Heifer International to purchase sustainable resources such as seeds and animals for poor families throughout the world. The animals provide food and economic resources through the sale of their wool, eggs, milk, or other products. K-4 students are learning that they can make a difference in the world. You can learn more about the program at www.HeiferEduc ation.org.
On Monday, March 19th, the Community Service Club will take an after school field trip to SAVE animal shelter. The students will have a tour of the facilities, learn about the day to day operations there, interact with the animals, and register to volunteer. Members of the club who would like to go may pick up permission slips in the office and return them by March 14th. Transportation will be provided by parent volunteers.
Third grade students will be having a K-4 bake sale (the offerings will be on the healthy side) on Thursday, March 15 in order to support the class goal of buying an "ark " for the Read to Feed Program. An ark costs $5,000 and is a gift of 2 of each kind of animal.
The second grade collected chapstick, sanitizing wipes, cookies and candy to mail to the troops for Valentine's Day. The second grade and the seventh grade worked together to design Valentines and to package the goodies. The project was a huge success and the students enjoyed working together.