My students are cool and creative, exciting and exceptional, giving and grateful! Although many live in urban challenging neighborhoods, our school gives them a sense of community and a family. They are proud of their diversity of culture, religion, and ancestry. Many struggle with disabilities and learning English, but all of them try their best and exceed expectations, work hard, and care for one another. They are intellectually curious and open to trying new things and taking academic risks. Simply stated, they deserve the best!
Most of my students rely on school supplied meals to fuel their brains and growing bodies. Sometimes these meals are not sufficient to keep them going. By the end of the day students need a snack to keep them engaged in doing the challenging work. Some of them rely on our extended day support for assistance with their classroom projects and homework. Their success in school depends on them staying after school but sometimes they leave simply because they are too hungry to think! By supplying healthy snacks they have the incentive to put in extra time to succeed in school by staying after school to get the support that they need.
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