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Glenwood Elementary making a difference locally and globally

Published on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 by JOURNAL STAFF

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Each year Glenwood students have made it their goal to reach out to others by actively participating in school-wide events that make a difference in local and global communities.

• Gators and their families reached out to help Japan by collecting over $1,086 in a coin drive.  
Together with North Lake Middle School and the Lake Stevens Little League, Glenwood collected $1,919 for the Snohomish County’s Red Cross.

• Students from six classrooms also folded 1,050 Origami Cranes that hung along the hallway and were later sent to Architecture for Humanity’s reconstruction efforts in Japan.

• Glenwood kicked-off their  “Adopt a Sailor” Project on Veteran’s Day when students from 10 classrooms wrote pen pal letters, holiday greetings and sent 35 care packages to 110 sailors serving in the Middle East.  Valentines and Spring-time Wishes with over 300 Easter eggs filled with sweets were also mailed to show support to these brave young men and women. We’d like to thank the following local dentists who made a donation: DeLorm Family Dentistry, Lake Stevens Dental Clinic, South Lake Family Dentistry. 

• Gators piloted TerraCycle, which is a national collection recycling program that earns cash for recycled trash by preventing thousands of tons of waste from going to landfills by upcycling them.

• Students recycled over 25,000 pieces of recyclable items: drink pouches, chip bags, lunchable containers, cookie and candy wrappers, Ziploc bags, and Elmer’s Glue sticks and bottles during their lunch periods. 

• Glenwood continued its Backpack Program called Li’l Hungry Hearts which provides Glenwood students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program with supplemental food each Friday for the weekends and extended holidays.  
• Glenwood Gators, their families, and local businesses came together and raised over $1,200 for our “Kick-off Coin Drive”.
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