Good deed of the day: Classroom food-drive challenge!

January 28, 2013 at 2:12 pm | In Arbor Heights, How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 10 Comments

Here’s a challenge for you – a good one – and we’d dare say that you don’t have to be part of an elementary classroom to help out with this:

The Students of Room 16 at Arbor Heights Elementary are celebrating the 100th day of school by collecting 100 food items for the West Seattle Food Bank. We challenge all elementary classrooms in West Seattle elementary schools to collect 100 cans as well.

While we have the food in our classroom we will learn to read the labels. We will count the food and track our progress using tally marks and links on a paper chain. We will also sort the cans by size, weight, and food group.

We will be learning important reading and math skills while helping our community.

Last year our class donated more than 200 items of food for the food bank.

Please help us reach or exceed our goal.

Marcia Ingerslev
Proud teacher in Room 16

The West Seattle Food Bank and White Center Food Bank (whose service area includes part of West Seattle) both appreciate your donations any time – food or cash – click on their names in this line to get to their info-laden websites.

10 Comments

  1. Hooray! This is my daughter’s 1st grade class. Come on West Seattle, we can do this! :)

    Comment by Cheryl — 2:44 pm January 28, 2013 #

  2. As a volunteer of the West Seattle Food Bank, thank you for making a difference.

    Comment by Kathi — 3:28 pm January 28, 2013 #

  3. Go Marcia, and Room 16!

    Comment by Mark Ahlness — 4:38 pm January 28, 2013 #

  4. Way to go Ms. I! You are always thinking of such amazingly creative ways to teach the kids to care about their community and environment (i.e. the trees your class last year)

    Comment by Jess Pierce — 4:52 pm January 28, 2013 #

  5. What is the date for the 100th day of school for Seattle Public Schools?

    Comment by Date — 6:21 pm January 28, 2013 #

  6. My son is also in this class and he is super pumped to help! Mrs I is amazing and I am so happy to have her!

    Comment by Christi — 7:43 pm January 28, 2013 #

  7. Can we drop off food at Arbor Heights for Room 16? Way to go first-graders!! Even the youngest among us can help.

    Comment by LStephens — 10:22 am January 29, 2013 #

  8. My students and I are thrilled that people want to participate. The 100th day of school, in Seattle, is February 20th. If you don’t have a student participating at another school you may drop off donations for the food bank at our school, Arbor Heights. Our address is 3701 SW 104th. There will be a box in the front hall marked “Food Drive Room 16″. Again, thank you for your support.

    Comment by Marcia Ingerslev — 12:10 pm January 29, 2013 #

  9. I’m very proud of you Ms. I.
    God bless you!!
    We are very happy that my son, Ali is one of your students.
    Will bring some donation to class 16 on Monday.
    Hope we can help :)

    Comment by Sabah Saleem — 12:52 am February 2, 2013 #

  10. My daughter is a kindergartner at Alki and is very excited about this challenge! She has been going door to door collecting food and has set a goal of getting 100 items this weekend. Thanks for this fun challenge!

    Comment by Angela — 12:19 pm February 2, 2013 #

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