Ap­ple treats for Ap­ple Day

Break­fast pro­gram event a suc­cess for Per­salvic School

The Compass - - OPINION -

On March 28, the stu­dents at Per­salvic School dressed in red, yel­low and green to help cel­e­brate the school’s an­nual Ap­ple Day.

A va­ri­ety of ap­ple treats were avail­able as part of Per­salvic’s break­fast pro­gram. The chil­dren were able to take ad­van­tage of ap­ple treats with choco­late dip, yo­gurt, cheese, and ap­ple­sauce, just to name a few.

They also learned about the many dif­fer­ent kinds of ap­ples that are avail­able by sam­pling a va­ri­ety of ap­ples.

On dis­play at the school were just about all the ap­ples one could imag­ine.

Sim­i­larly, stu­dents learned about the nu­tri­tional value of ap­ples as they com­pleted ac­tiv­ity sheets.

Many of Per­salvic’s won­der­ful vol­un­teers were on hand to help make Ap­ple Day an ex­tra­or­di­nary break­fast pro­gram event.

Nor­mally, vol­un­teers help out each morn­ing with Per­salvic’s “Grab & Go” break­fast pro­gram. How­ever, ex­tra vol­un­teers were on hand to make Ap­ple Day a tremen­dous suc­cess.

Dur­ing the day, fam­i­lies also gave back to the break­fast pro­gram by donat­ing break­fast pro­gram items that fit with Per­salvic’s “Grab & Go” con­cept. They do­nated juice packs, gra­nola bars, ce­real bars, yo­gurt tubes and cheese strings. Many fam­i­lies also gave a mon­e­tary do­na­tion as a way of giv­ing back to what most would de­scribe as, “a very worth­while cause.”

When the stu­dents made a do­na­tion to the pro­gram, they re­ceived a paper ap­ple with their name and what they do­nated to the break­fast pro­gram. These paper ap­ples were placed on the tree dis­played in the cor­ri­dor. Each do­na­tion made by fam­i­lies will be matched by the Kids Eat Smart Foun­da­tion.

Over­all, the break­fast pro­gram at Per­salvic is a great re­source for ev­ery­body, and Ap­ple Day has proven how much it is ap­pre­ci­ated. — Sub­mit­ted by Per­salvic School’s

break­fast com­mit­tee

Sub­mit­ted photo

Four stu­dents from Bay Roberts to Old Per­li­can earned top spots at the Knights of Columbus pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion March 23. They are, from left, first place win­ner Nathaniel Wells, Tori Oliver and Macken­zie King, who tied for third, and sec­ond place win­ner Zachary LeShane.

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