Minden Elementary School kindergarten classes recently collected more than 30 pounds of school supplies for kindergarteners at JC Sawyer Elementary School in North Carolina after the school suffered a fire in December leaving damage to the kindergarten classrooms.
Photo by Sarah Drinkwine.
Kindergarteners at Minden Elementary School sent more than 30 pounds of school supplies to a school in North Carolina on Monday after learning about a fire that damaged the kindergarten classrooms.
Minden Elementary School teacher Tami Evans learned about the fire from a Facebook post. In the post, a teacher at JC Sawyer Elementary School in North Carolina was asking for help, ideas and donations.
The fire broke out on Dec. 31 and officials said kindergarten classrooms had heat, smoke and water damage.
“As a teacher, I could not imagine having to replace everything in my classroom,” said Evans. “I thought that this would be a great service project for kindergarteners since they could relate to the students in North Carolina.”
Evans said she met with kindergarten teacher Jenny Hemsath and their aids Traci Lewis and Katie Bowlin to come up with a plan.
“After some discussion and brainstorming our classes came up with a school supply drive that we would ask our school to participate in,” said Evans.
Evans said the students were eager to help their peers.
Students made posters to hang up around the school and went to each classroom to share the story, collecting everything from pencils to markers, paper, and glue.
“We were able to send more than 30 pounds of school supplies to the kindergarteners from JC Sawyer Elementary School,” said Evans.
Evans said they have not heard anything back from the school as of The Record-Courier’s deadline on Thursday, but kindergarteners at Minden Elementary school were happy to help the students at JC Sawyer Elementary School and wish them well.