“Giving Back” Over the Holidays

BRENWOOD “GIVING BACK” THEME OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Our School will be partnering with Becky Beckner from Provisions Today to support an organization called Path to Shine and Children from their Canton Office.  Path To Shine provides mentoring and tutoring support for at-risk elementary school students. With 1 mentor for every 2 children Path To Shine seeks to help students graduate elementary school, while learning to make productive life choices that can lead to high school graduation.

What are we collecting

School supplies and perishable Christmas stocking items for ages 5 (kindergarten) – 5th grade age 10 -11.
Sample items include: Small educational toys (i.e. legos, blocks etc.), Paper-lined and blank, pencils (large and small grip), pencil grippers, glue sticks, scissors, crayons, markers, plastic supply boxes,  Personal items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotions, gloves, socks, mittens

OUR GOAL IS TO FILL ENOUGH FOR 21 CHRISTMAS BOXES


HOW YOU CAN HELP

  1. Help decorate donation points throughout the school for drop offs.
  2. Communicate and promote with your friends and neighbors share the collection information throughout your community.
  3. Teach the importance of giving back during the holiday season to your children.
  4. PROMOTE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! This will be our final collection drop off and supply pick-up from Provisions Today.

 

November’s Happenings Australian Travels

The students are currently preparing to take a trip around the world with Queensland, Australia as the grand destination.  They are busy learning about the landscape, culture, and government of Australia as well as the land animals native to Australia and the Great Barrier reef.  They will be creating brochures about Queensland and will each choose one particular aspect to be an “expert” in.  As a group, the students voted to take this trip by cruise ship (This trip really exists!).  We are in the middle of planning out exact routes, stops along the way, and figuring out the cost per person.  They will all be Australian experts by the end of the unit.  Good-day-mate!