On Saturday, April 21st, our community and school had the opportunity to participate in Comcast Cares Day! We had almost 600 volunteers come to Foothills Elementary to help with projects, such as planting, laying bark, repairing the field, picking up trash and leaves on the playground, cleaning classrooms, and other areas in the building. Students had the opportunity to participate in STEM activities, making a catapult out of marshmallows! Parents and students even had the opportunity to attend a digital literacy class and learn how to stay safe on the internet. Volunteers enjoyed free breakfast, free lunch, and a free t-shirt from Comcast. We enjoyed seeing all of the volunteer efforts that took place that day! It was amazing to see the service everyone provided. Students had the opportunity to earn service hours towards their Mustang Pride Award! We earned funding from each volunteer attending, which will help go towards technology! Thank you!
The Comcast Cares Day was a kickoff to our Kindness Week which is from May 1st-8th. Students will be providing service at our school, in their classroom and on the playground, as well as at a nearby park. Students and staff will also exchange buttons when doing kind acts towards each other. We want to build our Kindness Chain in our building with more kind and service acts! We will have penny wars to go towards our fundraiser for Primary Children’s Medical Center, with the focus on the money going towards pediatric cancer research. The fundraiser will go until Friday, May 11th. Students are welcome to bring in coins, cash, and checks to go towards our fundraiser.
Students participated in “The Greatest Kindness Show” on May 1st, with The Greatest Showman, and student council and teachers dancing away! Promoting and learning about kindness has really taken off here at Foothills Elementary! We love our teachers, staff, parents, and students! We are lucky to be Foothills Mustangs!
Thank you for all you do to support us as we help your students become lifelong learners, as well as kind Mustangs!
Cherie Wilson, Principal
Foothills Elementary Mission Statement:
Foothills, as a caring community, is committed to preparing students for the future by providing an optimal learning experience; encouraging students to reach their highest potential.