Posts made in December, 2011

The Reason For The Season: A True Story of Giving

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

The Reason For The Season: A True Story of Giving

The following is an excerpt from the blog of local OPS second-grade teacher, David Cumming. As an educator, Cumming’s primary goal is to teach his students the lessons that will prepare them for life, but as the story below reveals, it is Cumming’s students that have taught him the most valuable of life’s lessons. My principal recently released the demographic breakdown of our school for the current school year. If you’ve read some of the blogposts prior to this one, you know how proud I am to work in a culturally diverse school. Diversity is the reason I teach where I...

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A Letter To Santa-The Partnership For Our Kids Holiday Wish List

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

A Letter To Santa-The Partnership For Our Kids Holiday Wish List

Dear Santa, This letter is on the behalf of the 5,000 students that participate in The Partnership For Our Kids programs. You are so generous to children all over the world, but if you can find room in your sleigh, there are just a few things that we would really love to have for our students: 1. Fifty additional volunteers so that each Partnership student could have a goal buddy or group mentor of their own.2. Monetary donations. We try to provide each of our students with the high quality curriculum, academic services, career exploration tours, door-to-door transportation and an overall...

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