November is the month in which the US celebrates the holiday of Thanksgiving. During this time, families stop to give thanks and remember all of the sacrifices that have been made to provide us with everything that we are so fortunate to have in our country, homes, schools and lives. November is also the time in which PISD and schools around the state participate in the Stuff the Bus event to raise supplies for those in need.
This year, every campus was assigned to “raise” certain types of items through donations. At the end of the month, we Stuffed the Bus and Folsom Elementary came away as the district victor in the Stuff the Bus campus competition.
This year, Principal Cockrell had a contest for each grade level to see who could bring in the most donations. Every morning on our announcements, we would announce each class that was in the lead. This really brought out the students’ competitive spirits. The campus also involved the Student Council by having them make posters to bring awareness to Stuff the Bus. The campus had a great turnout with lots of donations including several families who donated several boxes of diapers. Together the campus raised and donated over 300 items.