Mentor elementary students paired with residents from Salida Woods and Parker Place to help make blankets and wreaths for the holidays
- Jason Lea
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Students from Rice and Hopkins Elementary Schools brought some holiday cheer to a pair of assisted living facilities in Mentor. On Monday, fifth-grade student ambassadors from Hopkins went to Parker Place to make fleece blankets. (The school and Parker Place have partnered in the past.) Tjhe residents and students finished several blankets they will now give to Project Linus, which means they will go to children in need. Meanwhile, fourth grade art students from Rice walked to Salida Woods where they created wreaths to hang on the residents' doors. For more photos and information, check out the Mentor Schools web site.
Rice Elementary School students worked with residents from nearby Salida Woods Assisted Living to participate in Pinwheels for Peace
- Jason Lea
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Students from Rice Elementary School have paired with the residents of Salida Woods Assisted Living to participate in Pinwheels for Peace. Last week, several art classes from Rice went to Salida Woods to create pinwheels. The pinwheels are intended as a symbol of childhood. In the words of the organizers of Pinwheels for Peace, "(The pinwheel) reminds us of a time when things were simple, joyful, peaceful. Pinwheels for Peace was started in 2005 by two Florida art teachers and is now an international project intended to promote world peace. Furthermore, making these pinwheels allowed both the students and seniors make some new friends. Last Friday, on International Day of Peace 2012, a group of Rice Elementar students went back to Salida …