Wednesday, February 24, 2010

100th Day Celebration

If you have read this blog for a while (a year to be exact) you will remember that our little school does a grand thing in celebration of the 100th day of school. Each classroom is given a non-perishable food item, and the kids spend a few months working around home, helping out in exchange for boxes and bottle, jars and cans. They all work together in their classes, slowly making progress toward the goal of 100 of each item. Billy's class gathered apple sauce this year, while Savanna's class collected canned carrots.

Wednesday last week was the 100th day of school, and thus the presentation ceremony. The kids of the school gather in the gym and make displays of their items- then they present them to the head of our food pantry. This year they all collected 2,079 items of food and other non-perishables (shampoo, toilet paper and the like) which will go to help the nearly 175 families that our pantry supports!
There is something about a gymnasium full of kids singing "We Are the World" that gets me choked up! Maybe I can blame it on hormones this year, but I think not! I get teary every year. It is such a cool thing our school does, and it is such a great lesson for the kids to learn.
Mission Accomplished is right! Way to go North Berwick Primary!

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