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Local schools doing good

December 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Both Lawton and Blaine have been helping others in big ways.

At Catharine Blaine, there’s a yearly tradition called “Holiday Helping Hands” which helps families in need during the holiday season.  A “fireplace” giving station is set up at the school’s entrance where staff and families can select a donation “mitten.” Each mitten has a family’s wishes written on it.  After selecting the mitten, and purchasing items for the family, the wrapped items (such as clothing, grocery store gift cards and toys) are then returned to the school office for distribution.

photo from Seattle Public Schools website

Lawton Elementary students are eating less sugar! Students donated almost 850 pounds of candy during their 10th annual Halloween Candy Challenge. Lawton Physical Education specialists Cheryl Parks and Jana Kohler helped organized the challenge.
All the candy will be donated to Operation Bald Eagle to use in care packages for troops overseas.

Kudos to these great schools!

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  • Tootie

    That’s just two things these kids participate in to help others! Lawton kids also knit caps for babies and weekly make hundreds of sandwiches for a day shelter. Anyone have other “kudos” to share about these great local schools we have?? Way to go!!! :)