The Kindergarten class raised $4,260 in for their Angel Tree Project – a new record, almost double the previous year! The students' hard work allowed them to shop for 62 forgotten angels (those who weren’t selected from the tree), and to donate the remaining money to Beat Kid’s Cancer, a non-profit started by the Bates family (parents of Trinity Bates ’31) to help ease the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis. Lower School students attended a special Chapel service where Salvation Army reprensentatives accepted the gifts and spoke about how supporting the Salvation Army impacts the community.
The Kindergarten Angel Tree Project started in 2005 as a service learning initiative and has evolved into an interdisciplinary, semester-long project. Kindergarten students sell popsicles every Friday afternoon for $0.50/ea. to students age 3 - Sixth Grade. Kindergarten students connect this project to classroom objectives by creating charts to track their progress, reading their Angel’s wish list, learning about coins and dollars, researching average prices for each item on the wish list to determine a budget, prioritizing and creating a shopping list based on a projected budget, and then actually spending a morning shopping for the Angel.
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, All Saints’ offers programming of national distinction in the academic, fine art, athletic and spiritual disciplines, which brings to life our philosophy of promoting each student’s individual genius within.