Project Second Wind: Oregon Food Bank

February 24, 2013

Please note that Project Second Wind starts this week… We are accepting donations starting Monday, February 25, 2013

This year our 4th grade classrooms will be leading our Project Second Wind effort on behalf of the Oregon Food Bank.

Hunger remains at record levels in Oregon and southwest Washington, disrupting the lives of 260,000 people per month. Of those, 85,800 are children. Whether it involves skipping meals, eating less than is needed to live a healthy life, or making due with foods that are filling but not nutritious, hunger’s effects can be devastating.

Project Second Wind, the Oregon Food Bank’s annual food drive, will come to Lewis School the week of Feb. 25-March 1. Bring your donations (see below for guidelines on what is needed) to your homeroom and volunteers from 4th grade will come around each morning to weigh, record, and box up your classes donations.

Please join the Oregon Food Bank and Lewis School as we lead the fight against hunger in our communities.

Most Wanted Foods & What Not To Collect

We need these nutritious foods:

  • canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
  • peanut butter and other nut butters
  • canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
  • pasta, rice, cereal
  • canned fruits and vegetables 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • cooking oil
  • shelf stable milk

Please consider donating healthy, low fat and low sugar products
Oregon Food Bank can’t use:

To ensure food safety, we CANNOT use:

  • rusty or unlabeled cans
  • perishable items
  • homemade items
  • noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
  • open or used items
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag “GLASS” on all sides.

Garden and Art Fair – Saturday May 3rd

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Garden and Art Fair - Saturday May 3rd The Garden Fair is only 25 days away and the PTA needs your help to make it a success!! These big fundraisers need lots of volunteers to make them work and volunteering is a GREAT way to get to know other parents. Please sign up for a two-hour slot and help the PTA raise the money that we need to pay for the programs that benefit all the students at Lewis and make new friends! The sign up sheets are posted outside Tracy’s office, on the PTA bulletin board outside the dip, and at the other school entrances/exits. We also have a SignUpGenius for those of you who can’t make it in to school. The address is: http://goo.gl/xOXSCK:

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If you have an incoming kindergarten student, please call or visit the school office to register your child for kindergarten.

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Throughout the year we will be highlighting favorite books selected by our staff members...


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Title: Charlotte’s Web Author: E.B. White Staff Member: Mr. Colvin

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"Before the movie, before the cartoon, was the book. The book and I are about the same age, having both arrived in the early 1950s. I was in fourth grade in Mrs. Stansell's class in Gold Beach, Oregon and she read several novels during the year, but the one that hooked me was Charlotte's Web. I have read it to every class I have ever taught since I started teaching. Plus I read it to my own two kids when they were around 9 or 10.

Mr. Colvin
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