Monday, December 20, 2010

Jefferson MS students send boxes of books to the Philippines

A feeling of generosity and charity filled the students of Ms. Angala and Mr. Jou as we worked hard last Friday, December 17, for our "A Box of Books" project. About 15 small boxes of storybooks and other resources were donated by the Jefferson MS students to the children of the Philippines to start a library in a small barrio in Camarines Norte, Philippines. With this intercultural outreach project, it is hoped that our students and community participants will acquire the skills needed to be active, informed citizens who value diversity and promote cultural understanding by working collaboratively to address challenges that are inherent in living in an interconnected world. Principal Pride has been very supportive of this community service project and has communicated with several community members for our "Spring Cleaning Book Drive".

Many thanks to our reliable students, to Ms. Compton (our librarian) for coordinating the books, Mr. Levi-Goerlich (our Foreign Languages teacher) for some great ideas, and to all the teachers, parents and community members who helped and sponsored our boxes. Indeed we can do more when we all work together! Happy Holidays!

For more information about our "A Box of Books" outreach project, click this link.

NEXT STEP: Jefferson MS "Spring Cleaning Book Drive". We want to invite more schools and community members to get involved and participate in our outreach project to start a library in our adopted barrio in the Philippines. Please email Our kids need your help!

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