As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, the McGilvra community is in the middle of a food & toiletry drive in coordination with the YWCA. The food and toiletry donations continue to make a big difference for those in need over the Holiday season and through the winter. If you are a McGilvra parent, you have seen the boxes outside each classroom and at the administrative office and library.
We encourage the community to be just as involved. There are food drive donation boxes all around the community, including at Homestreet Bank in Madison Park.
In this time of giving thanks, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for supporting this great opportunity help those in need.
Students and family are also continuing their tradition of service with our annual Mitten Project. The project allows families to pick a mitten to find a card inside that will help fulfill a wish for a family in need. This has always been a favorite project and very important part of what McGilvra teaches our children about being involved with the community in positive ways.
As we approach the holidays, McGilvra librarian Danae Powers and some very dedicated parent volunteers are gearing up for the Scholastic Book Fair — books are great gifts! The week long event will end with a wonderfully planned Snow Celebration concert by the McGilvra students.
Hunter Robbins is a McGilvra parent, Communications Chair for the McGilvra PTA and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.