Friday, December 20, 2013

Goats, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Sheep and Honeybees Oh My!!

We raised over $700 this year to donate to the Heifer International project! Thanks to our GENEROUS students, parents, and staff we will be able to buy a variety of animals to donate to families in need. We are so grateful for all of you, and thankful that we work in such a wonderful school that cares about others who are not as fortunate. Have a great winter break, happy holidays, and see you all in January!

Jillian and Linda

December Peace Heroes

December Peace Heroes get their medals
Kate F.

Ailaini C.
Caleb M.
Maya K.
Sarah Frances J.

Astrid G.
Zara H.
Graham G.
Olivia S.
Alexis D.
Josephine K.

Ava Z.
Rohan M.
Michael C.
Jack C.
Leah P.
Rollin A. 
Alexis B.
Talia Z.
Charlie M.
Margot R.
Nicholas D.
Izara S.
Noah G.
Cody H. 
Teun vB.
MacKenzie G.

Esther N.
Elena H.
Jesse K.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

We're Buying A Goat!!!

In Peace Class we’ve been reading stories and watching videos about Beatrice’s Goat, the inspiring story of a girl in Uganda whose life is changed by a goat.  The goat came from the Heifer Project, an international organization that aims to help people lift themselves out of poverty by giving them livestock. 
The children are very moved by the story of a group of elementary school students just like them who, through the Heifer Project, gave Beatrice the chance to get an education and lift her family out of poverty.  We decided that if we all pitched in just a little we could give the gift of a life-changing goat to another needy family. 
We’ve been discussing ways they can earn one dollar to donate to the Peace Program’s Heifer Project, so we can also buy one or more goats for children like Beatrice. If you would like to contribute, please help your child earn a dollar at home and send it to school by December 20th. 
Thank you!!!!
Linda Ryden & Jillian Diesner
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” Helen Keller