Caption: Oneida students are serving the community and making an impact by helping others.
Oneida Central School students explore the meaning of compassion by helping others.
In response to the monthly character trait focus of “ Compassion”, and after watching a video by “Kid President”, the Grade Five class challenged the entire school community to collect socks after learning that socks were the least donated clothing article, yet one of the most appreciated by those in need.
The students made daily morning announcements, hung posters around the school and went daily to classrooms to gather the socks. The final result is 963 pairs of new socks are now heading to the Haldimand Multi-Service Centre. Students and families also responded to the annual Oneida Food Drive for the Caledonia Food Bank, with a total of 350 items being collected including non-perishable food items and toiletries.
Along with the items gathered for the Food Bank, students donated $48.50 collected from the “Guess the Giant Pumpkin” contest. Twelve students guessed the correct weight of 100 pounds, with one student’s lucky ticket being drawn to take the Giant Pumpkin home, and the other eleven students taking home a smaller version donated by a local Caledonia grocery store.