Education notebook: Cooper Elementary’s student penny drive raises $1,900 for Spokane Guilds’School

January 10, 2019

Cooper Elementary School students and staff recently donated more than $1,900 to help children at the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center.

To help add the spirit of competition to the Kids for Kids Penny Drive, Principal Assistant Adam Oakley and Principal Katie Stone created the “eat it or wear it” challenge. If the school as a whole passed the school record of $1,700 raised, then the class that raised the most money would not only get to eat pizza, but also dump pizza and dessert ingredients on Stone and Oakley.

The school surpassed the record by $200 and a video on the Guilds’ Facebook page shows Stone and Oakley in a rainbow kiddie pool getting plastered with flour, tomato sauce, Fruity Pebbles and other miscellaneous goopy, sticky foods for a full eight minutes.

Cheney schools, Union Gospel help 12 veterans

Cheney School District’s transportation department partnered with Union Gospel Mission to adopt 12 homeless veterans for the holiday season. Beginning in November, they collected functional goods such as winter clothing, backpacks and toiletries. In the week before Christmas, they met with the veterans and presented each one with a stuffed backpack while they shared coffee and cookies.

Mead district board

seeks to fill seat vacancy

Mead School District board of directors has a vacancy to fill following the resignation of Ron Farley, who has represented District 4 since 1999.

Applicants interested in serving on the five-member board must live within the district boundaries and should submit their letter of interest and resume by Wednesday to board president Denny Denholm at 2323 E. Farwell Road, Mead. For more information, visit mead354.org or contact the superintendent’s office at (509) 465-6014.

East Farms first-grade class

gets wish list delivered

A first-grade class at East Farms of East Valley School District were the recent recipients of an Amazon gift card from Farmers Insurance. The class, taught by Amy Magill, created a wish list with books, dry-erase markers, magnetic erasers and stamps. Their wishes were delivered the week before Christmas.

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