“This will be a great service to our families,” she said, “and will help provide more opportunities in the home.”
Still going green
Derry school business admnistrator Jane Simard said the district wants to continue going green.
Simard said the district is in talks with waste management company Kinsella to continue efforts to increase recycling and green procedures in Derrry’s schools.
That includes more recycling.
“We’re probably not doing as much as we could,” Simard said. “We want to jump up our green efforts.”
By recycling more that could mean smaller Dumpsters for the schools and a cost savings, too.
“It’s a win/win for the district,” Simard said. “We get to have all the kids involved (in recycling), a learning component as well.”
Kids really care
Kids Club members at Grinnell Elementary School in Derry recently collected more than 200 items to support the food pantry at the First Baptist Church. With 57 students in the club, the work continues to help those in need.
“The children learned about how the pantry services the families in our community,” Grinnell Kids Club organizer Kyle Sachs said in an email.
Students walked all their collected food down to the food pantry on Crystal Avenue and helped stock the shelves.
The school has delivered food for more than 15 years, Sachs said.
The Kids Club also made holiday cards to send to troops serving overseas and received a certificate of appreciate from MooreMart, an area organization that coordinates donations for the nation’s military.