Remington has a "souper" time holding a "Giant" food drive
Super Bowl XLVI wasn't the only game on against the
New York Giants and New England Patriots. Remington Elementary held
their annual "Souper Bowl" sponsored by Student Council. Students
in grades PreK-6 brought in donations of non-perishable items to benefit the
Ilion-Frankfort Food Pantry.
Food items were collected the week before the big
game. The items students brought in were placed on a collection table
representing a football field. Students placed their item(s) in the
end zone scoring a touchdown for their favorite Super Bowl team.
As an added incentive,
students could be awarded a football cutout from a faculty or
staff member if they were "caught being good." Students would write
their name on the football and place it in the end zone of their
favorite team. Each football represented a 50 cent donation from the Student
Council Activity Fund for the food pantry. This activity fund is
supported by money raised from the student store and annual book sale.
Each day the footballs and food items were counted by student council
members, and the whole school awaited the daily results on the morning
announcements to see if their team was in the lead. The project helped to reinforce the kindness and
caring components of the school's Character Counts! character
education program. Students learned the importance of giving to
those in need and many classes used the daily
tallies as math lessons!
Once again, it seems that paper footballs and cans are able to tell the
future. When the final count was completed, the New York
Giants rose victoriously over the New England Patriots, with a food
item count of 313 to 132. The total cash donation from 250 students
receiving "caught being good" footballs was
$125.00. Of course, the
real winner was the Ilion-Frankfort Food Pantry, as many hungry
families in the area will now have access to the nutritious food they
Shown in photo: Dakota Owens, Katie Murphy, Brianna Trevor (with
check), Olivia Klein, Madison Morey, Nicole Franklin, Michael
Dihrberg, Samantha Ellard, Kaitlin Bennett, Miranda Tyo.