What We Achieved in May
We had a blast at yesterday’s Hot Dogs for Heifer sale, but it was a lot of hard work! We would like to commend the middle school students on planning, budgeting, and running a wonderful hot dog and bake sale. Together we raised $495 in proceeds! The middle school students will now work together to select what animals they wish to donate to families around the world with these funds. Thank you for joining us for dinner and a bake sale, enjoying some sun, and giving to a great cause.
Heifer International is a non-profit organization with the mission “to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”
Due to a jam-packed end-of-year schedule, we have decided to host a field day for pre-kindergarten and up, in lieu of a Fun Run, this year. The Student Government is now getting busy preparing next year’s monthly Service Learning schedule!
Thank you to our wonderful school community at The Nature of Things! Together, we achieved a lot of good this year. Here’s a look back at September through May:
September: We learned about community, culture, citizenship, and what we all have in common, in preparation for the year!
October: At the Water Walk, kindergarten through middle school carried 1,014 lbs of water altogether, which equals 121.5 gallons! Through all of this hard work, we were able to raise $2,335 for Thank You Project and help them fulfill their mission of building wells in rural Nigeria.
November: We spent the month collaborating on our Polar Express-themed S.T.E.A.M. Christmas tree, which was donated to the Hunt Memorial’s Festival of Trees. All proceeds from the event benefited the preservation of the Hunt Memorial Building, a Nashua historical landmark.
December: We collected gift donations for two sponsored families at Marguerite’s Place. As always, our own TNOT families generously donated gifts from these women and children’s wish lists, to make their Christmases special.
January: Together, we collected 344.52 lbs of new and gently used clothing and new undergarments, plus full-size toiletries for Catie’s Closet, to help keep kids with less in school!
February: We came together in class to create Valentines for our troops, to brighten the spirits of stationed US soldiers who may be far away from home and their typical comforts, extending our thoughts of gratitude, well-wishes, and love. We sent our Valentines to the troops through A Million Thanks.
March: Families donated to the wishlist of The Humane Society for Greater Nashua, to help provide for animals in need of shelter, food, medical care, and affection. A happier animal is a more adoptable one!
April: April 22nd marked Earth Day, so the elementary and middle school classes were tasked with designing their own creative projects to achieve this goal. Middle school produced Earth Day PSA videos, the upper elementary built their very own bird nesting balls out of naturally dyed wool, the lower elementary started worm composting, and the interim-kindergarten and kindergarten held a contest to see which class produced the least amount of snack waste (interim-k won, but both classes did a great job)!
May: Together we made $495 for Heifer International, by coming together as a school community and enjoying some dinner!