Students collect 2,524 items for district backpack program

KC Club members with the 2,5
KC Club members with the 2,524 items collected during the school-wide Can Can Challenge.

Schuylerville Elementary School’s Kindness and Compassion Club (KC Club) organized a successful Can Can Challenge to benefit the district’s Backpack Program, which currently assists 19 families and 42 students on a weekly basis.

Every Friday, students whose families are in need confidentially take home a backpack with breakfast and dinner supplies for the weekend. The backpack also includes snacks, a loaf of bread and a Stewart’s gift card for a 1/2 gallon of milk. The program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children on weekends. 

The following are the total donations for each grade during the Can Can Challenge:

  • Kindergarten: 892 granola bars
  • Grade 1: 521 snacks
  • Grade 2: 529 packages of mac and cheese
  • Grade 3: 231 jars of peanut butter, jelly, mayo, and mustard combined
  • Grade 4: 456 jars of pasta sauce
  • Grade 5: 358 cans of soup

The following classes received ice cream for collecting the most items for their grade level:

  • Kindergarten: Mrs. Curtis
  • Grade 1: Mrs. Vallee
  • Grade 2: Mrs. Thomas
  • Grade 3: Mrs. Rathbun
  • Grade 4: Mr. Carner
  • Grade 5: Mrs. Birge