Join Together for Joplin
Join Together for Joplin-2011-2012
SCHOOL-WIDE SERVICE PROJECT
Blades staff and students are joining together for Joplin! In October, we will begin a pen pal program with the students at Irving Elementary. Each grade level will be assigned with their corresponding grade level. Due to the uneven number of classrooms per grade between Irving and Blades, we will alternate one classroom per month. A calendar with your scheduled month along with topic ideas will be placed in your mailbox. Completed letters can be given to either Gretchan or Misty and we will mail the letters monthly. It is your choice whether you would like to create a collaborative class letter or individual student letters. We would like to include a class picture in your first letter to Irving. This will give the students from both schools a chance to create a connection.
Help Keep Joplin Warm!
What: Winter Coat Drive for the students at Irving Elementary in Joplin, MO
When: During the week of Oct. 24-28, 2011
Where: Blades Elementary
Donations Needed: Gently used and/or new winter coats for girls and boys ages 4-13
Families in Joplin lost everyday necessities due to the tornado in May. Please help keep Joplin warm by donating gently used and/or new coats. For your convenience, you may send the winter coats to school with your child or you may drop the coats off at school during conferences and the book fair. A large box will be placed in front of the office.
Blades Fall Food Drive-October 2011
Blades Elementary School completed their 5th Annual Canned Food Drive with overwhelming success! Blades Elementary was able to donate more than 1,000 canned goods for Feed My People food bank. Blades’ Character Club helped to execute this community project by making posters and counting cans each day. Each grade level competed to win a pajama party. It was a tight race to the very end but every class was a winner by giving to Feed My People and the South County community.
Character Club-Fall Community Clean Up
Saturday November 5th from 9am-11am
The Blades Character Club will host a Community Clean-up followed by a Parents VS. Students kickball game.
Who: All Character Club members and Blades students, their families, and friends
What: Community Clean-up/ raking our neighbor’s yards
When: Saturday, November 5th from 9am-11am
Where: Meet at Blades around 8:45 and head out around 9:00
Why: To clean up our community, help others out, and show that we take pride in where we work, live and learn.