1st Grade Heifer International: In December, first graders held a Read to Feed read-a-thon through Heifer International to raise money to donate a sheep and a goat to needy families.
2nd Grade Socktober. Mrs. Velez’s class is collecting socks to donate. They have collected 281 pairs of socks thanks to your generous donations!
The Elementary school collected food cans to donate to St. Anne’s.
In the fall of 2014, the first graders held a Read to Feed read-a-thon through Heifer International. The classes raised money to donate a llama to a needy family in South America.
Ms. Knapp’s 1st grade class completed a community service project in December 2013. They held a read-a-thon to raise money to donate an animal to a needy family through Heifer International. This year, the money went to buy a llama for a family in South America. In order to raise the money, the students completed over 500 book reports. They have held a Heifer International read-a-thon every year for the past fours years.
River Parkway Cleanup
Arbor Day: 70 8th graders planted 100 trees and shrubs with Ogden City in celebration of Arbor Day. Check out photos at the following site: http://blogs.ogdenprep.org/teresahislop/2014/04/26/arbor-day-2014/
River Clean-up: OPA (Ogden Preparatory Academy) cleaned our section of the river (Lincoln to Grant, both sides and in the middle) on Saturday, March 8, 2013. Thanks to all those who came out and helped. For more information on how to help out contact Teresa Hislop at email@example.com
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Penny War: Haiti
Our penny war starts today Monday Jan 30th till March 2nd. This is to raise money to sponsor a person in Haiti who is starting a business as well as teaching community members both adults and children English. The organization that we are working through is called Sustain Haiti based here in Provo, UT. Their website is www.sustain-haiti.org.
I have helped develop an English curriculum for them as well as have been with them in Haiti working on the management team so I can assure you the money is getting directly to the people!!!! Each teacher will have a bucket or buckets in your classroom. Students will put pennies into their first period bucket and then can put dollars and silver coins in other teacher’s buckets. The pennies add points and the silver and dollars take points away. Please encourage your students to bring what they can so we can help support those people who can have life altering effects with a small amount of money. There will be weekly prizes for the class that raises the most money. Then the school that raises the most money will receive a picnic.
Because the numbers which are attending each of our schools is so vast we will be making sure the numbers are proportional so that the K-4 does not automatically win because how many kids they have!!!! If you have any questions of concerns please feel free to contact me: Katie Baldwin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ogden River Parkway
Students spent a day at the Ogden River Parkway on September 13, 2011. They assisted Ogden City workers in weeding near the river and planting new trees in the area.
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Ogden River Parkway Presentation »