An Update from Student Activity Council
Hello Chargers. What a great semester we had! A big thank you to our Chargers for helping to make this year’s Kidfest a hit! Our grade one buddies had a wonderful time. The holiday concert was also a huge success; we have so many talented Chargers here at Clarkson! With all of the fun holiday activities at lunch, like gift-wrap-a-friend and fruit-cake eating contests, our grade challenge is progressing nicely. What can we look forward to in second semester? Our semi-formal of course! Tickets are on sale now in the cafeteria at lunch. Be sure to buy yours before they run out; this is one event you don’t want to miss!
Cancer Drive has had a date change:
Kickoff Assembly is Thursday, April 19th
SAC BBQ is Friday April 20th
Cancer Drive Week is Mon. April 23rd to 27th
Wrap Up Assembly is Friday, May 4th.
Keep listening to the announcements for other great activities and ways to show your Charger
It’s that time of year again Chargers! While 2012 is flying by, the Student Activity Council has some great events cooking up. Thanks to all of you who got your groove on--this year’s semi-formal was a great success! In March, Clarkson got their spirit on while participating in a week full of Clarkson fun, including twin day! With a great transition into spring, SAC is looking forward to the next few months before the summer. The SAC barbeque today at lunch was a fantastic way to kick off Clarkson’s annual Cancer Drive. In May, SAC will be holding its annual Spring Fling, a great way to kick start summer and have some fun in the sun. Looking ahead to next year, SAC executive elections will be held in May, so keep listening to the announcements for more information. We look forward to a great second term here at Clarkson!
Project Sock Monkey:
Ms. Pedersen-Brown and Ms. Mark are pleased to report on the culmination of our lunch time efforts to make sock monkeys and raise money for charity. We were fortunate to have Eric Walters visit the school at the same time that Project Sock Monkey was investigating appropriate charitable organizations to which we could donate our $350. While he entertained students in the library with stories of how he came to write so many young adult novels, Mr. Walters also took some time to let us know about Creation of Hope, the charity he started in 2009 for orphans in Kenya. Once we found out that 100% of the money would go straight to the orphanage, our search was over. We received the following reply from Mr. Walters: “the donation is enough to provide 7 days of support for the entire program ...[which] involves feeding 44 children, their medical treatment, school supplies, clothing, the salaries of the matron, night watchman and tutor, and electricity, water and sanitation for the entire building)...Please pass on my sincere thanks to the students for their donation. Because of their efforts an entire orphanage will be supported for one week.” Because the Kenyan orphans will be unfamiliar with sock monkeys, one was sent to the orphanage, and we received a picture of the children who have benefited from our efforts and the recipient of that sock monkey.
Many thanks to all the students who made and bought sock monkeys in November and December. Project Sock Monkey (part two) will have some sock monkeys to sell during Cancer Drive to raise money for Camp Ooch.