Salem Hyde Students Spread Kindness at Thanksgiving

     Published on 11/17/17   Tagged under:    District News    Community Service    Salem Hyde Elementary School   

Salem Hyde students show the paper bag turkeys they are making as part of a Rescue Mission service project.Salem Hyde third grade teacher Amy MacDonough has a theme for her class this year: kindness is the new cool.
“I wanted to show them that it doesn’t cost anything to help people in our community,” Ms. MacDonough explained. “So we thought: what can we do?”
Students decided to paint rocks with messages of thanks and give them to school custodians and other staff that may sometimes go overlooked. The project was a success, so they wanted to broaden their reach.
Ms. MacDonough partnered with the Rescue Mission, which sent staff to present to the entire third grade about their mission and how everyone – even children – can help those in need.
“The Rescue Mission helps grown-ups if they need a house or a job,” third grader Ismariah Rosado explained. “They also give food to people who need help and don’t have families that they can eat with.”
The third grade team partnered with art teacher Joe Foster to create turkey-themed bags to be used at the Rescue Mission in distributing Thanksgiving meals to those in need.
“The bags we’re making will go to people who need them, like the elderly who can’t get out of their homes,” Hytham Alamary said. “It makes me happy to do this because I know I’m helping somebody.”
Great work, Salem Hyde students; and thank you to Ms. MacDonough and the third grade team for leading such a great #SCSDGivesBack project.