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Hot Chocolate

Assistant Principal Jalonda Polk and volunteers serve hot cocoa to the students as a reward.

What tastes better on a cold winter day than hot chocolate? Hot chocolate that’s given as a reward for doing one’s best, that’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 don’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. “I 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.” 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, “ 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.”

Written by: Lisa Bush, Library Media Coordinator
Posted: Dec 16, 2011 by Lisa Bush

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