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During November, many men quit shaving to raise donations for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Here at Put-in-Bay School, teachers Craig Schuffenecker, Paul Genzman, and Dan Kowalski went one step further. Collectively, they raised over $1,500 in donations for the Prostate Cancer Foundation by committing to not shaving for the entire month and challenging their students to collect donations. The class that raised the most money had the privilege of “sculpting” their teacher’s beard on November 30th. Thank you for supporting a worthy cause!

Mrs. Huston and our fifth-grade class created their community service project by raising donations for the Ottawa County Humane Society. On December 20th, they invited grades two and three to stay at the school during their lunch hour to make recycled crafts and participate in a “cook-off.” Their efforts make them a “Santa Claus for homeless pets!” Fifth-grade students include Joseph Byrnes, Cecilia Glauser, Carin Kirsch, Alexandra Knauer, Hannah Lentz, and Morgan Stacy.

On Sunday, December 9th, Madeline Pugh, Zoly Urge, and Anna Rence delivered Christmas cards to the Providence Care Nursing Home. This brought smiles to all the residents! Senior Molly Domer encouraged many classmates to send a Christmas card to Dalton Dingus, a nine-year-old Kentucky boy with stage 4 Cystic Fibrosis. Dalton wishes to beat the Guinness World record of 35,000 Christmas cards received. We want to thank all the Put-in-Bay students who took it upon themselves to make a personal Christmas card for Dalton. Mrs. Pierce’s high school art classes made beautiful Christmas cards for each fruit basket delivered to our senior citizens. All appreciated these cards.

Guidance News – Mrs. Vicki VanNess- During “group guidance,” after completing a unit on FRIENDSHIP, Put-in-Bay elementary students began a study about RESPONSIBILITY. Students of every age learn responsibility is a necessary trait to have both at school and at home. As students grow into young adulthood, responsibility becomes essential for their success at work.

Elementary students have been exploring different types of responsibility: being responsible for their own actions, dependability, and doing their best in the classroom. Elementary students read Horton Hatches the Egg by Doctor Seuss. After discussing ways Horton showed responsibility, students shared their own responsibilities at home and at school. It has been a joy working with these young people.

Upcoming Events:-On Monday, January 14th, Guidance Counselor Mrs. Vicki VanNess will conduct a Financial Aide meeting for all juniors and seniors, along with their parents. This meeting will take place at 1:00 in the multipurpose room.

End of Semester exams will be on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 16-18. The end of the first semester is Friday, January 18. There will be a grade 5 through 8 Spelling Bee in the multi-purpose room on Thursday, January 24th, at 2 p.m. Winners may be eligible to participate in the Ottawa County Spelling Bee on February 7th. The junior class will take pre-orders and deliver pizzas on Thursday, January 31, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Please support the junior class by ordering a pizza! The annual Science Olympiad will be held on Friday, February 1st.


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