The 100th Day of School: A Day of Fun and Hope

The 100th Day of School: A Day of Fun and Hope
Posted on 02/07/2017
RA Student ContributorsPhoenixville, PA - Renaissance Academy (RA) Lower School celebrated their 100th day of school by collecting food and hygiene items for the local food bank through Phoenixville Area Community Church. Mrs. Christine Herman, the Principal of the Lower School stated, “Renaissance Academy instills core values that include compassion, responsibility, and hope. Our staff and students wanted to take our special day to focus on giving back to our wonderful community.” Students collected peanut butter and jelly, pancake mix, syrup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, toothpaste, soap, and mouth wash during the month of January to celebrate the 100th day of school on February 6th.  (pictured left - contributing students)

John Yablonski, RA kindergarten student and the very first student to donate to the project, stated, “giving food made me feel good because if I was starving I would want someone to help me.” Students in 3rd and 4th grade collected school items for students in Costa Rica. Geniffer Holdsworth, a 3rd/4th grade teacher is participating in this outreach program and will be traveling to Costa Rica in August 2017 to deliver the school items to a school in need. Donations for the Costa Rica project can still be made until June 1, 2017 in the RA Lower School Office.

Students were also able to celebrate the 100th day of school by dressing up in clothing which they believed a 100-year-old person would wear or as a person would have dressed 100 years ago. Mrs. Kimberly Wheeles' first grade class loved being in character including walking very slowly in the hallway. Some of the other 100 day activities her class completed included making 100th day Fruit Loop necklaces, 100 stamp books, 100 gumball painting, 100 second exercise challenges, 100 starburst hunt, and a 100 water drop science experiment. Mrs. Wheeles said that the 100th day celebration is one of her favorite days of the school year. "The students truly enjoy the festivities of the day which always include fun ways to extend their academic lessons."