Bailey 5th Graders Seek Support for Service Project to Collect School Supplies for Students in Need
Every year, the Bailey Elementary School 5th Graders complete a Service Project. This year, our 5th graders will LEAD, but they invite our entire school to participate, in a project through which they will collect school supplies and backpacks for fellow 5th graders at Beatty Park, Forest Park and North Linden Elementary. The students at these schools come from families with very limited financial means, and they have received school supplies for the past five years from School Rocks Party Box but will be moving on to schools not served by that organization. So, as they graduate and head on to middle school, we will provide them with the supplies they need for 6th grade.
Providing backpacks filled with school supplies for 150 students is a tall order, so our 5th graders are asking the entire school to help. We are also holding a low-key (because state testing is ongoing) but fun spirit week in conjunction with this collection with some themed dress days.
We’d love for as many families as possible to participate. Please note that we have designated certain items to be brought in each day, but if you forget to send them in on their official day, please feel free to send them in another day. Our 5th graders will be collecting and sorting all week!
Monday: Kicking off a Week of Kindness and Compassion: there is no need to wear anything special today, so parents have nothing extra to do on this first day back after the weekend! Instead, teachers will have their students write notes of congratulations and / or encouragement that we can include with the folders in the school supply kits.
On Monday, we are collecting:
Tuesday: Wear Purple Day, and bring in:
Wednesday: Wear Something that is Multi-colored and /or Tie Dyed and bring in a:
Thursday: Wear Blue Day, and bring in
Friday: Wear Red Day, and bring in:
Tell your students to look for and drop their donation into the collection boxes in the main hallway.
If you prefer to order supplies directly through Amazon, you can use this Amazon wish list:
And if you would find it easiest to make a monetary contribution to help purchase items for the school supply kits you can do so here:
About School Rocks Party Box
School Rocks Party Box founder Tia Gannon started the organization in 2016 with the idea to provide holiday parties to a single classroom in a disadvantaged school. Today, School Rocks Party Box has grown to serving four elementary schools with over 1,200 children in the Columbus area. After discovering the lack of funding for school-wide programs, the inability of families to provide basic necessities due to financial circumstances, and that these schools did not have PTOs and had limited parent participation, she set forth a goal for these children to have school experiences similar to those of her own children, who are attending schools in Dublin (Her boys are Bailey alumni).
From that day forward, the mission became providing students with the necessary items and programs to support their educational and social emotional needs, making school a more positive and rewarding experience. Today, School Rocks Party Box, 501c3, provides all 1,200 students served with things they otherwise would not have – their own school supply kit, basic personal hygiene items, access to books at home, classroom activities and holiday parties, as well as funding and supporting the school’s programs that support positive behavior, attendance and being a good school citizen. This support also includes providing the teachers and administration with the supplies they need for their students and classroom as well as celebrating them throughout the year and during Teacher Appreciation Week.
You can learn more about School Rocks Party Box at schoolrockspartybox.org
If you have any questions about the 5th Grade Service Project, please contact Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick via text at 419-206-1289.