Lava Ridge Intermediate School will be hosting a Lucky Ducky fundraiser event on Saturday, October 20. There will be many fabulous activities that day including a Fun Run, Gaming Booths, Foreign Figures concert, and prize giveaways for the rubber ducks purchased throughout the county.
The event celebrates the collective effort of ten schools in the Snow Canyon conesite to fundraise money for children in Tanzania who need fresh water, and our 700 homeless students in the Washington County School District. All of the money raised will directly benefit these causes.
It also gives students an opportunity to think about the needs of others. This benefits them by helping them feel less lonely, calms anxious feelings, and curbs selfish attitudes. Anytime we can encourage children to expand their viewpoint of the world, it promotes sustainable behaviors to increase positive outlooks.
If you would like to purchase a rubber duck, please go to lavaridge.net. The ducks cost $5 a piece and the grand prize is $3,000! The ducks will be dropped at Lava Ridge at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday. Several prizes will be awarded for ducks that are drawn out of the pile. Good Luck!
As we are approaching the first day of school, I cannot help to feel a little bit of excitement about seeing all the students who attended school last year, and greeting those who are new.
The elementary school years are some of the most formative for developing our social skills, instilling caring and empathy, increasing their worldwide awareness, getting them interested in different careers, teaching them how to be resilient, and improving communication.
Students start to understand how they can make difference in the world. Independence increases as they improve their critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Personalities are being formed with the exposure to the outside world. They start thinking bigger and comprehend their choices can change their trajectory.
This year we will work to help them develop these skills. We will provide guidance toward their goals and make them aware of what is waiting for them as they progress through life. Children need the opportunity to display their knowledge and to build upon it. Support comes from home, school, and the community. These are key elements to ensure a prosperous life.