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Be a part of Be Change Week

By From page A4 | December 04, 2013

Oak Ridge High School hosts the fourth annual Be Change Week — an Oak Ridge High to Oak Ridge Elementary donation drive next week.

This year there are 120 more students at Oak Ridge Elementary in kindergarten through sixth grade. The goal is to provide every elementary school student with a gift box filled with school supplies, personal and dental toiletries, warm socks and candy canes. In addition each student will receive a plastic bag with canned goods to feed a family of four for four days.

The schedule for Be Change Week is as follows:

Monday, Dec. 9: Canned food collection drive. Students are to bring canned goods to teachers throughout the week. The teachers whose classes collect the most cans will receive a hot chocolate party provided by ASB.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Warm and Toesy Tuesday. Oak Ridge elementary informed us that warm socks are in great need this year.

Wednesday, Dec. 11: Be Change — Bring Change. Monetary donations will be collected. It will be a grade competition so the grade that collects the most money will receive 50 spirit points. The money raised on this day is given to Oak Ridge Elementary school for extra programs. Last year more than $1,500 was provided so sixth-grade students could attend a science education overnight at Sly Park Educational Center.

Thursday, Dec. 12: Tools for Success Thursday — school supplies day. Pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters and glue sticks are all needed.

Friday, Dec. 13: Toiletry Friday — personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, hand sanitizer, lotion, chapstick,  combs and brushes will be collected. In addition, we wish to provide every student with a dental hygiene kit of toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss. Oak Ridge Elementary identified this need as great this year.

On Thursday, Dec. 19, 80 students plus the Oak Ridge choir and 10 staff members will take two buses to Oak Ridge Elementary to deliver these donations to the students. ORHS students will visit the students’ classrooms and personally deliver the gift boxes to each student while the choir provides holiday musical cheer. Upon school dismissal each student will be given a plastic bag of canned goods to take to their family.

Any donations from the El Dorado Hills community may be brought to the administration office of  Oak Ridge High School between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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