When the 4th grade Student Leadership Team contemplated how they wanted to improve their school this year, they decided they were going to look outside of the school walls and into their own community. By starting a “Penny War” between classrooms, they managed to raise more than $840 dollars to which they donated to the North Kent Service Center! Each classroom had a jar and students from their home classrooms could fill the jar with pennies. However, students from other classrooms could offset the amount of pennies by contributing quarters, nickels, and dimes. The only way to make up the difference was to add more pennies! Fun was had by all and best of all, they were able to contribute to a great program! Awesome job, 4th graders!
The 5th grade Student Leadership Team was not far behind with their own idea of having a food and clothing collection for those in need. During a two week period, they managed to collect five totes of clothing and a large amount of food! Donations will be delivered to Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, where the team will spend some time during the dinner hour helping out and meeting some of the staff and clients.
We are very proud of our Leadership Teams and their dedication to helping others!