AWR Students: A Spirit of Giving and PrideAWR recently held it's Pride Day Celebration incorporating the Bridges Outreach Program. Students spent time with their buddy classes on fun, cooperative team-oriented activities and then worked together to help those less fortunate.Students donated breakfast items, and then decorated and filled more than 480 breakfast bags. Students took great pride in bringing donations to school, decorating their bags, writing messages of hope and picking out their favorite cereal to give the bags a more personal touch
Students also made more than 90 toiletry kits for the homeless. The bags and kits were donated to Bridges Outreach Inc. in Summit, which delivers more than 140,000 breakfast bags and lunches each year, plus toiletries and clothing, to the less fortunate.Students and teachers celebrated all of their successes as a school community with this year's three character education themes: teamwork, manners and most recently kindness. Teachers challenged the school community to fill a jar of kindness by earning tickets for kind acts.The jar, housed in the main office, is now bursting with yellow and blue tickets, all representing kind things students did for each other at AWR. It was a very proud day for AWR students, staff and parents.