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What tastes better on a cold winter day than hot chocolate? Hot chocolate thatâ€™s given as a reward for doing oneâ€™s best, thatâ€™s what! On December 9, 2011, East Elementary School students who earned blue and gold cards for the last grading period were treated to a hot cocoa surprise. Blue and Gold cards are awarded for good attendance, a positive attitude and dedication to academics. The students who earn the cards donâ€™t have to have perfect grades, but they are acknowledged for trying their best.
Assistant Principal Jalonda Polk came up with the idea to surprise the students. â€œI just thought it would be a great way to reward the students who have worked hard, had good attendance and behavior and at the same time, to inspire others to earn a blue or gold card. These cards are earned, and whether the students receive one is totally up to them and the choices they make.â€ Polk, along with school receptionist Denny Trinidad, volunteer Sharon Perkins and YMCA volunteer Georgetta Johnson served the cocoa after lunch to the students, complete with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Perkins, a parent volunteer at the school, remarked, â€œ I heard more than one student say they were going to earn a blue or gold card for the next grading period. The hot chocolate must have been a good incentive.â€
Written by: Lisa Bush, Library Media Coordinator
Posted: Dec 16, 2011 by Lisa Bush