Here’s some good news: the positive behavioral interventions and support character trait for Sandoval school district for the month of December was caring, and the students truly understood what that meant.
Well over $2,000 worth of gifts were purchased for people in the community who were in need of a little help during the holiday season.
Several groups within the school district and community worked to gather donations to brighten Christmas for Sandoval residents.
The largest donation came from change a child’s Christmas, a drive organized by Marsha Kelly and the Seventh grade class, where the students collected change from family and community members then used the money to buy gifts.
The gifts were given to the Sandoval Fire Department to disperse to children in the area.
The class raised $1,152. With Kelly’s guidance, the Seventh graders also collected jewelry for seniors and delivered the gifts to Odin Care as part of a language arts program.
Another class at Sandoval Junior and Senior High purchased gifts for a single mother and her children, as Pam Butts’ CNA class spent $400 of their own money and were able to get gifts for each child and the mother.
The Sandoval Women’s Club donated $350 to the district, which was used to arrange for a second family to receive gifts.
At the elementary, three caring trees were placed around the building and students brought in items like gloves, hats, scarves, clothing, and personal care items to place under the trees. The items collected were donated to Shalom and Odin Care.