Sterling Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The staff and students, in conjunction with the Sterling Senior Center and the Abundant Life Assembly of God, will collect nonperishable food items and new toys or clothing for families in the Sterling community who need help for the holidays. If you know of a family or neighbor who could use help, call Mrs. Eastham at 262-4944. All information will remain confidential.

Mrs. Harrison's first-grade class got a head start on Thanksgiving by going to the food bank to fill bags of rice and beans. The students also collected and donated more than 40 pounds of food when they visited.

Students in Ms. Wimmer's fifth-grade class broke new ground as aspiring actors and playwrights. Megan Parham, Jeremy Sobocinski and Erin Twohy were the creative force behind the students' classroom production titled, "When Animals Strike Back." The "Three-Headed Production Company" wrote, directed and starred in the production along with classmates. The play is a comical farce on an animal who comes back to life after being run over on the road by a rather deranged but interesting person. The students toured the building entertaining classes. The play was well received.

Ms. Hoffman's sixth-grade class will run a Santa's Store beginning in 10 days. The students have completed the ordering and inventory work. Items are priced from 15 cents to $12.50. Most items will be in the $2 to $3 range. Students can view merchandise Dec. 10 then come back to buy items Dec. 17. Ms. Hoffman's class also will visit the Kenai Visitors and Culture Center and Russian Orthodox Church today as part of its studies of Alaska state history.

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