November 20, 2012 – One of the many ways that MSLF students focus on helping others is through the Elementary Division’s traditional Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF project. Students from both Miss Jasinski’s and Mrs. Taylor’s Lower Elementary classrooms participated and raised an impressive $621.16.
This activity has been popular for several years now, and it provides children with the opportunity to learn about others in need, as well as how to organize and work together.
Following the collection of money, math skills were used in counting the returns. A “going-out” was then planned to the bank to transfer the cash into a check. The group is grateful to Mrs. Jory Cathlina and Mrs. Nancy Zelinske for chaperoning this bank trip. Students gain much more from experiences in which they are directly involved, and the UNICEF committee saw this project from start to finish. The following note exudes their sense of reward and excitement at the project’s completion last week.
“Dear Children and Parents,
Thank you for collecting all of the money! The total was $621.16.
That is a lot of money and we hope that the UNICEF children are very happy.
The UNICEF committee”