A big thank you to everyone who donated candy to the troops. We collected two vans FULL of candy and delivered it to Eagle Falls Dentistry, who is sending it all to the troops. They were so thankful and gave us a special shout out on their Facebook page! We also appreciate their willingness to collect for the troops!
Thank you to the students who participated and shared their hobbies and collections at Hobby Night. We had an amazing turnout Tuesday evening! Collections included: LEGO, Playmobil, Pokemon, trains, Hot Wheels, monster trucks, trains, hand-drawn comic books, stuffed animals, shells, birds, baseball cards, games, dance, and more. It was so wonderful to observe students who shared similar interests connect while learning about new ones!
Book Swap was a huge success. Thanks to the awesome volunteers who sorted and organized the books as well as the 60 families who brought books to be swapped or donated.
We swapped over 600 books and donated almost 300 to the Book Shelf in Lombard. The Book Shelf will open next week, thanks to our donation. It will provide books free to its Food Pantry Clients.
If you missed yesterday’s swapping fun, don’t worry, we will swap again next spring. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 23rd and start collecting books to swap.
Our Veterans Day Assembly was one to remember! We had 29 Veterans attend as well as an Uncle who is currently serving in Germany Skype in. The kids enjoyed hearing all the stories and seeing memorabilia that our Veterans brought. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support — from inviting veterans to students sharing their artistic and musical talents to our supportive staff and 5th grade ambassadors. We appreciate everyone who contributed to such a memorable celebration.