From press reports
During the 4th nine weeks of school, Mrs. Linda Rogers’ 2nd and 3rd grade Gifted students from Fair Elementary and her 5th grade Gifted students from Louisville Elementary participated in a fundraising event as their last service project of the school year. This fundraising project, called Kids for Wish Kids®, is designed to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation®, an organization that fulfills wishes for kids who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
The Kids for Wish Kids® program is a valuable teaching tool for a variety of reasons. The students developed and used their creative abilities by organizing their fundraising project for their grade at school. In addition, the kids enhanced their math skills by keeping track of the money they raised along with their teacher. Finally, the Kids for Wish Kids® program taught compassion and caring for other students. The Gifted students brought money from their piggy banks, donations from church and relatives, and did yard work to raise money for the fundraiser.
Each student brought money on their TAG day to donate to their grade’s collections. Seth Griffin, 3rd grade student from Fair Elementary, donated the most money and received a gift certificate to Northgate Cinema or Discount Video. The 3rd grade class collected the most money with $224.83 collected and received a pizza party and extra recess. The 5th grade class from Louisville Elementary came in 2nd place with $144.06 collected. The 2nd grade class came in 3rd place with $141.11 collected. A grand total of $510.00 was collected and sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Ridgeland, MS. Congratulations to all the Gifted students for a job well done!