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Entertaining and educational way to kick off the holiday!

A week before any holiday can be full of activity and exciting, Weddington Elementary has been both! From collecting canned goods, shopping at book fair, planning Thanksgiving celebrations and the list goes on! Weddington Elementary provides a recap of our week before the Thanksgiving holiday! 

As we enter the holiday season, many schools and organizations will begin donation drives to give back to the less-fortunate in the world. WDES student council members organized a week long canned food drive project for the entire student body to participate.  

Weddington Elementary students collected hundreds of canned goods and nonperishable items to help support the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week; a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. 
In support of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, the Media Center invited families to enjoy a "Cans, Cookies & Cocoa" night at its Fall Book Fair. A night where families could donate canned goods, drink a hot cup of cocoa while shopping for new books! 
On Thursday, November 21st, a musical concert was held in the school's gymnaisium featuring The House That Rocks! Tyris and Adam (band mates) performed jazz songs, the blues and various other genres of music while teaching a few musical lessons.
The cafeteria staff prepared a special Thanksgiving meal for our students and parents Thursday and Friday! The menu included a traditonal Thanksgiving meal. 
The hallways were filled with parents on Friday to see their first graders performed a Thanksgiving show. Several first graders read thanksgiving rhymes and preformed thanksgiving tunes and skits. Many parents supported our first grader classes and teachers.
Our week before the Thanksgiving holiday was an entertaining and educational way to kick off the holiday! 

Written by: Stacie Davis
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 by Stacie Davis

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