2015 Project: Denver Animal Shelter
Penny drive: The penny drive will start after the assembly and each class will have until April 24th to collect and count up their pennies. We will be re-using the jugs from the 2013 penny drive (top help supply closet). These will be decorated the week before.
Class Projects: Each Class will have a project they will work on to help the animals at the shelter. Parent volunteers- schedule a Character Ed time between April 8th and 24th. We hope to have the projects finished before the last week so we can display them!
Materials we will need:
Items we will need to purchase: Lana will begin bargain shopping but if anyone has a connection (friends & family discount) let her know!
2016 Project: April is Carson Cares Month!
Every year our Character Education Committee coordinates a school wide community service project. This year our Carson Cares Project will support Project Angel Heart. Project Angel Heart delivers highly nutritious meals, at no cost, to those suffering with a life threatening illness right here in our own community.
Carson’s students will help Project Angel Heart by donating standard size boxes of low sugar cereal and granola bars, and by decorating bags and cards for delivery with meals. Donations will be delivered to Project Angel Heart’s kitchen where they will pack the cereal boxes in decorated paper bags for delivery to their clients.
Due to specific nutritious needs please donate low sugar cereals/granola bars in standard size boxes (no bulk).
Schedule of Events:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Organic and other brands
Kellog’s Special K
Organic and other brands
2013 Project: EDUCAFE – BRAZIL
2012 Project: “The Power of One”
During the duration of our Carson Cares Project, from April 12-26, we will be collecting $1 donations for We Matter 2…a local organization that fosters animals while they wait to be adopted. We Matter 2 Foundation is dedicated to rescue homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. Many of their animals have been abused or neglected. Many have never had a helping hand. They provide shelter, vet care, and lots of love and attention to the animals as they wait for adoption. They also spay and neuter all the animals. Bela Arrieta is the founder of this organization and is a secretary in a Denver Public School. Please check out their website for more information at wematter2.com. Your child’s teacher will be collecting donations.
Our Carson Cares Project kicks off on April 12 with a visit from Kathryn Otoshi, the author of the books, One and Zero. We are grateful to Dale Katzenberg and Carson PTA for making her visit possible. Her books focus on the power one person has to make a difference and how everyone counts. She will sign her books while she is here on April 12th…see the flyer in the Thursday folder if you are interested in ordering a book.
The week of April 16-20, the character education representative will go into your child’s class and help them write a letter so the kids can see the power of one letter. Letters will be written either as a sign of appreciation or that we are thinking about you…letters will be collected for support staff at Carson, the elderly in our neighborhood, children who are at Children’s Hospital, the firefighters at our local fire station, Temple Emanuel for letting us use their parking lot and facility, the garbage/recycling people who come to our school every week, and/or our American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
On April 26th, we have Susan Kaplan coming to do an assembly entitled, “It Takes More than One to Bully: Building a Compassionate Community.” Susan Kaplan is a storyteller who will weave a story around issues children face at school…specifically the playground. Primary students will learn about how to play well with others, include others in their play, and not to leave kids out who want to play. Intermediate students will focus on the importance of following rules in a game, being a good sport (winners and losers), playing fair, and being respectful of other kid’s feelings and skill levels. As one Carson community of parents, students, teachers, and staff we can make a difference!!!
Our Carson Community is working towards one united goal of helping refugee communities throughout Colorado by creating 200 Care Bags filled with toiletries for refugee families.
The Carson Character Education Committee has developed the Friday in-school Enrichment Program for April. As an entire community, we will be working towards one united goal of helping our own and creating 400 care bags for DPS homeless families that have been identified through the DPS Educational Outreach Program. The bags will include such items as non-perishable food items, games, toiletries and general supplies.
Colorado has approximately 13,000 homeless children
DPS has identified 1,059 homeless students, ECE-12, for the 2009-10 school yr
The mission of the DPS Educational Outreach Program is to help homeless children use education to break the cycle of poverty by providing essential educational supports. Their primary objective is to remove educational barriers that prevent homeless children from having a successful school experience.
We have a great start to our Carson collection of items! Thank you to all our community that has donated! If you have not had an opportunity to donate yet, please see the list below for ideas. Please keep the momentum going through April 23rd so all 400 bags can be filled!
Here is how the Carson Community can help!
Please donate any of the following suggested items for the ‘Carson Cares’ bags.
Additional non-perishable items are always welcomed!
There will be drop off bins at all main entrances starting
Monday, April 5th through Friday, April 23rd.
Thank you for your support!
|Can openers||Dry Gatorade mix||Deodorant|
|Canned soup||Microwave popcorn||Lip balm|
|Microwavable food items||Instant Coffee||Sunscreen|
|Breakfast food items||Mac & Cheese||Body lotion|
|Canned fruit / veggies||Hot cocoa mix||Shampoo / conditioner|
|Granola bars||Multi-vitamins||Tooth brush & tooth paste|
|Rice Krispie treats||Zip lock bags||Hand sanitizer / face
|Individual wrapped cookies||Word puzzles / crosswords||Liquid soap / bar soap|
|Snack mixes||Markers / art paper||Paper plates/bowls|
|Sunflower seeds / nut mix||Checkers / Dominoes||Plastic utensils|
|Ramen Noodle||Playing cards / dice||Dinner Napkins|
|Beef Jerky||Small board-travel games||Pens / sharpened pencils|
|Salt & Pepper||Coloring Books / Crayons||Middle School Books|
|Dry Soup Mix||Small Notebooks||High School Books|
If you would like to volunteer in a classroom during this community service project on
any Friday during the month of April, please contact the Character Ed committee via
Wende Abrahm at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
2009 Boxes for US Soldiers
General Outline of Program
April 2nd 11:00 am primary grades
April 2nd 11:30 am secondary grades
LTC Laura Clellan will speak & answer a few questions – 3 representatives from the 193rd Military Police Battalion – Colorado Army National Guard unit will speak at the assembly. These soldiers will discuss what it is like to be a soldier, what it is like to be deployed to Iraq and how much comfort it brings to have support from friends and family back at home.
Request Teachers to briefly discuss with their class about the assembly prior to attending – possibly come to assembly with one class question
PROJECT TIME FRAME:
SOLDIERS RECEIVING CARSON CARES BOXES:
193rd Military Police Battalion – Colorado Army National Guard / total 7 units with 500 soldiers – B Company, Military Intelligence – deploying 75 soldiers in this unit
CPL Katherine Webster (Mary Mosher-Stathes’ daughter) Combat Camera
GRADE LEVEL BREAK OUT:
Our goal is to have the classes mix-it-up so that the students have the benefit of an enrichment program and a mix-it-up experience.
ECE – Pezoa & Ross –
mix it up between classes to create 2 groups (approx 12 each)
Kinders – Creacy, Mosher-Stathes, Barnett & Berns –
mix it up between classes to create 5 groups (approx 15 each)
1st and 2nd – Jordan, Cahill, Santambrogio, Belitz, Orswell, O’Lear, Vinson –
mix it up between classes to create 8 groups (approx 16 each)
3rd – Osgood, DeGroat 3rd , Decker –
mix it up between classes to create 3 groups (approx 17 each)
4th & 5th – Newman, Smith, DeGroat 4th, Goodner, Nork & Saxton –
mix it up between classes to create 8 groups (approx 12 each)
suggestion is to use current mixed-up kickball teams
BOXES / SHIPPING: