Our staff and students demonstrated compassion over the past few weeks by collecting 514 toys to be donated to Toys for Tots. We have collected toys in the past, but this year we quadrupled the amount that we normally collect. Compassion is our Character Education theme for the month, and our students are definitely portraying this trait with their actions. Adam Wong, a first grade student in Mr. Braun’s class, collected 100 toys! Check out the article from Fox 17.
Several other students brought in dozens of toys at a time as well.
Also, WMAES was part of WZZM 13’s School Spirit Challenge, which is a friendly competition among area schools to see who can collect the most toys. WMAES placed 5th out of almost 50 schools! Check out the video clip from Friday, when we donated our toys.
We are very proud here at WMAES, but more importantly, we are certain that our compassionate actions will make many children in our community very happy this holiday season. Our goal for next year: collect 1,000 toys!