The SCA at George Watkins Elementary School, which includes students in third through fifth grade, recently sponsored the "Giving Tree". With the theme of the book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein in mind, the SCA decided to give back to its community by encouraging students and faculty to help make someone else's holiday a little brighter. Forty-five children within the Watkins community were impacted by the students' and faculty's generosity.
The SCA sponsors, who include school guidance counselor, Crystal Driggs, and teachers Kristen Gibson, Kristen Lorden, Emily Trainum, and Danielle Allen, then held a "Wrapping Party" with students and teacher volunteers to wrap all gifts, which were then delivered to families in time for the holidays.
Second grade teacher, Jennifer Rounds, helps third grade class representative, Grady Rounds, wrap children's gifts.
Prior to sponsoring "The Giving Tree", the SCA also sponsored a canned food drive, during which over 400 non- perishable food items were donated and then distributed to eight local families, as well as to the local food bank.
Thanks to everyone at GWES, and especially to the SCA, for sponsoring these great service initiatives!