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Templeton Middle School Student Council adopts 4K classrooms ahead of holidays

Templeton Middle School (TMS) Student Council members are currently accepting donations for 4K students at Rogers Street Academy in Milwaukee. This is the second year the students are adopting a classroom to give children brand new winter clothes, books and toys.

“This is one of the most rewarding projects our Student Council members have ever been a part of,” said Templeton Middle School Teacher and Student Council Advisor Mary Caucutt. “It is such an incredible day when our students hand-deliver the items to the young children at Rogers Street Academy. The impact is immediate and profound.”

In 2022, TMS Student Council members adopted one 4K classroom at Rogers Street Academy. Upon delivering the donations, students realized the need was greater than just one classroom. This year, they adopted two 4K classrooms and are planning to distribute gift boxes to 40 children. Each child will receive their own gift box complete with a new winter coat, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens, toys and a small treat-filled stocking. Teachers also receive classroom supplies. In addition, more than 100 handmade knit hats will be given to the school to distribute to students as needed.

“We want the children to feel special and excited about their gifts,” explains Caucutt. TMS Student Council members found 40 different types of wrapping paper, so each child will have their own design. Gifts are individually picked for the 4K students based on specific interests, like favorite color.

Donations will be accepted through December 1 inside the Templeton Middle School Office. Checks, cash and gift cards to Amazon, Kohl’s and Target are encouraged so new items can be purchased. Student Council members will deliver the donations to the adopted 4K classrooms in early December.