Woodside Elementary School second-graders have experienced the joy of reading and giving this holiday season. The students have been involved in a monthlong reading incentive project that will provide a brighter, happier Christmas for less fortunate community members.
The “Books for Toys” project asks second-graders to earn pledges from relatives and friends for every 15 minutes of reading they complete during November. Reading activity was high – netting $884.74 for the community service project. Parent volunteers purchased the toys which were donated to the Sussex Food Pantry for delivery to area families before Christmas.
Woodside second grade teachers Kristin Enoch, Peggy Olson, Beverly Thielen, Kim Weber and Jo-Ann Zeisloft organized the community service project that has a 20-year tradition in the Hamilton School District.
Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex.