West Seattle schools: Schmitz Park challenges all local elementaries to join ’100th Day of School’ food drive!

February 6, 2014 at 9:04 am | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

Thanks to Anita for the Schmitz Park Elementary Seahawks-spirit photo from 12:12 pm Wednesday. We’re sharing it along with something else from Schmitz Park: A challenge! From kindergarten teacher Mandy Cook:

Schmitz Park School is challenging all West Seattle elementary schools to a 100th Day of School food drive. Classrooms will EACH be collecting 100 food items by the 100th day of school. Arbor Heights started the challenge last year and we would love to continue their great idea. Last year our school alone collected 1400 items! Let’s all band together and help out our community.

In our Kindergarten classes, we used the food to read labels, count and tally, sort and weigh while helping our community.

See westseattlefoodbank.org for wish list items.

Last year, it was great to be able to publish updates on who was joining the food-drive challenge, to inspire other schools, as well as photos of the results (here’s one of those reports) once everything was collected. So if YOUR school/class will participate, please let us know – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!


  1. Love the idea, and love that kids are learning about compassion, reading and math in one great activity. I’m in!!!

    Comment by SPMom — 9:24 am February 6, 2014 #

  2. Nice challenge but it comes a week before the 100th day.

    Comment by A — 8:33 am February 7, 2014 #

  3. I don’t believe it was meant to be a precise concurrence. Wasn’t last year.

    Comment by WSB — 8:34 am February 7, 2014 #

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