Galion fifth-graders launch a pet project


GALION — On the heels of launching their annual school-wide “Socktober” fundraiser, the fifth-grade class at Galion Intermediate School is starting another pet project.

The students are getting set to begin a yearlong campaign to help the Humane Society serving Crawford County.

The effort begins Friday, Oct. 21, and involves students at the Intermediate School dressing down on select day s for just 25 cents. Students can wear jeans to school Oct. 21.

“After brainstorming many ideas, the fifth-grade students came up with this project to help the Humane Society,” said Paula Prince, a fifth-grade teacher.” The students are very passionate about this project.”

The fundraising campaign will run through the remainder of the 2016 – 2017 school year.

Dates and clothing options include: Nov. 4 (choice of shirt); Nov. 18 (jeans); Dec. 2 (choice of shirt); Dec. 16 (jeans); Jan. 6 (choice of shirt); Jan. 20 (jeans); Feb. 3 (choice of shirt); Feb. 17 (jeans); March 3 (choice of shirt); March 17 (jeans); April 7 (choice of shirt); April 21 (jeans); and May 5 (choice of shirt).

“I am so proud of all of our students for finding new ways to give back to the Galion and Crawford County community,” said Galion Superintendent Jim Grubbs. “I’m excited that our teachers and staff are cultivating a learning environment that includes community service, and our fifth-grade is leading the charge.”

Mrs. Charlene Parkinson, the district’s treasurer, will assist students in totaling the funds raised each month and help prepare the funds for deposit in the bank.

The students will present a check to the Humane Society serving Crawford County at the end of the school year.

For more information about this community service project, contact Prince at [email protected] or Intermediate School Principal Alex Sharick at [email protected]

Galion 5th graders start pet project

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