Thursday, December 18, 2008

Toys for Tots

Sioux Trail was not included in the district release of information about holiday activities at schools, but our students and families continue to make a difference in the lives of others. When we started the planning process we worked hard to keep this collection low key because this can be a tough time of the year and we didn't want to add additional pressure. Our experience with the Sally Foster fundraiser should have taught me a better lesson. I had heard stories from other schools in ISD 191 about declining totals from fundraisers and expected a similar result. What I did not expect was for us to exceed totals from previous years and that is exactly what happened. Along similar lines I didn't expect that we would collect a great deal of toys, but the total is over 100 toys and climbing. The number of toys that are in, on and around a table in our Media Center is really impressive. Each one of these toys will make a positive impact on a child in Minnesota and this thought is very powerful. Sixth grade student have been collecting non-perishable food during the first week of each month and that was suspended for December and replaced with the Toys for Tota drive. I will load all of the toys into my truck and take them to a Toys for Tots drop off location tomorrow morning.
Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays to all.

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