Canterbury students send care packages to wildfire victims
Fourth-grade students at Canterbury Elementary School were saddened to hear about the wildfires in California, and were shocked when their teachers told them 70 percent of the teachers and children at a fellow IB (International Baccalaureate) school in Napa, Calif., were now without homes. The students thought it would be nice to send them personal care packages, so they brought in toothbrushes, tissues, wipes, toilet paper, hand towels and other comfort items.
The students sent handwritten notes of encouragement and two gift cards to the children at Bel Aire Park Elementary School. Students also brought in canned food and toys, which were donated to a local food drive and a women's shelter.
"Parents in CH-UH should be proud of the caring students we are all raising!" said Melissa Garcar, IB coordinator for the district.
The IB program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. Canterbury Elementary School was named an authorized IB school in July 2016.
Cathan Cavanaugh is the communications administrative assistant for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.