The Oregon Council spent the month of August gathering classroom supplies for Kindergarten students at Mill Park Elementary. 77% of students here are considered low income and all students qualify for free breakfast and lunch services. All school supplies are provided to students at no cost. However, students are allotted one set of supplies and any additional expenses, including classroom décor, come out of the teacher’s pocket.
Christine McNeil has been teaching Kindergarten for nearly two decades. Her gift is in building a solid foundation for education, as soon as children enter the school system, by instilling a love of learning. She does this through games, art, working and talking with other students and singing and dancing to learn new concepts (and get their wiggles out)!
The team had an amazing time coming together to give back to these children in their community!