As part of a service learning curriculum, seven fifth graders raised $250 for the NJSPCA (Safety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Guided by their teacher Ana Cagnasola, the students made flyers and held a bake sale on Satuday, May 5, at Memorial Field in Scotch Plains.
As one of the parents who helped these students accomplish their goal, Vickie Smith expressed her pride for the generosity and determination exhibited by all of the students inolved.
"We (the parents) are so proud of them and they are very proud of themselves!" Smith said. "It's nice to see 10 and 11 year old boys getting out there and helping the community!"
Pictured in the first photo are the seven students and Cagnasola. The group will present the check for $250 at an event later this month
Pictured in the second photo are Terrill Middle School students Eric Chang and Elliot Sayles with Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr. Mahr was on hand at the second Annual Service Learning Night to congratulate the two students for their hard work volunteering for The Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
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