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Giving Project Update

Thank you for the great response to our two special service projects:

  • Local Giving:  2 non-perishable food items for the Water of Life Pantry
  • Global Giving:  $2 each to fund solar lights for Nyaka School in Uganda

Our final day for the service projects is Friday, November 16.

The class that donates the most non-perishable items wins a bowling trip and PE CARES t-shirts.  So far, we have 900+ food items.

Every child who donates $2 receives a SPREAD A LITTLE LIGHT wrist band.  So far, we have raised enough money for 16 SOLAR LIGHTS!

Thank you for helping us with our MINDFUL GIVING SERVICE PROJECTS. By taking care of others, we develop empathy and understanding…and this helps us to be better members of the community and our world.

Mrs. Reagan


Spread A Little Light: Service Project for Nyaka School in Uganda
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Week 11: November 12-16, 2012

The staff and I want to thank you for attending conferences last week.   We value your support and guidance as we work together for the benefit of your children.

This is the final week for our MINDFUL GIVING PROJECTS.  Donations of non-perishable food items for the WATER of LIFE Pantry and our GLOBAL solar light project.

The photos below are of Miss VanArkel’s class using the Solar Lights during their learning time.  By using the lights, we develop some appreciation for how important these lights are to the teachers and students at Nyaka Primary School in Uganda.  Each class will use the lights in their classroom sometime this week.  #spreadalittlelight

Highlights of our week are posted below.  Have a great week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan


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2 Acts of Mindful Giving: Local and Global


From November 5-16, we will be engaged in a school wide service project called TWO ACTS OF MINDFUL GIVING:  LOCAL AND GLOBAL.

We would like every child to donate 2 non-perishable food items and 2 dollars toward this service project.

The donation of non-perishable items go toward our LOCAL PE CARES:

  • The Food collected will be donated to Water of Life Church which serves our community.
  • The classroom that brings in the most items will be awarded a P.E. C.A.R.E.S. t-shirt and a trip to Hudsonville bowling lanes.  NOTE: TWO is the recommended donation for each child.  You can send in MUCH more to help your child’s class win the bowling trip.
  • Thank you for your help and support in this LOCAL service project.
  • If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Nienhuis ( , or Mrs. VanKoevering (

The donation of $2.00 goes toward a GLOBAL project called, SPARK: Spread A Little Light.

  • The money earned will go toward purchasing solar lights for Nyaka School in Uganda.  The teachers of this school need the lights to walk to and from school in the darkness, light their books while they teach and to light their room as they complete lesson plans each night.
  • Every student will receive a SPREAD THE LIGHT wristband as a thank you for mindful giving to this SPARK SOLAR LIGHT Project.  Each class that earns a light ($30) will put a “light up” on the hallway display.
  • Thank you for your help and support in this GLOBAL service project.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Reagan,

To find out more about both projects, watch this short presentation.