DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

November 7, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Kids care at Barka Elementary

DERRY — Students at Ernest P. Barka Elementary School are caring a lot these days. The school’s Kids Care Club welcomed Judy Jurentkuff of the First Baptist Church community food panty to a meeting last month to hear details about the great need for food donations.

The meeting opened with Jurentkuff thanking the student volunteers, ranging from first through fifth grade, for their ongoing support of the food pantry in town.

“You have helped so much,” she said.

The school has helped the food pantry for nine years.

Jurentkuff told students that two weeks ago about 60 families visited the food pantry and supplies are now low.

“We certainly can use your help,” she said. “We don’t anybody to go hungry.”

Club advisor Mary Ellen Stella led students on a mission to create unique placemats to also support the local Sonshine Soup Kitchen, also at First Baptist Church. Students also made greeting cards for veterans. Children wrote special greetings on their cards.

To learn more about the food pantry, call 421-1897.

LMS students are seeing red

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry Middle School celebrated a drug-free life and honored Red Ribbon Week recently with days full of special activities, puzzles, games, and time to come to school wearing red clothing to honor the week’s strong message.

Students also had a chance to plant 200 red tulip bulbs at the school to help celebrate Red Ribbon Week.