Participating students will pick up their backpacks containing donated food every Friday before leaving school.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
(The following is a press release from Shakopee Public Schools.) The Good to Go Kids program, which provides food to Shakopee students in need during the weekend, kicked off at Jackson Elementary on Dec. 7. Program volunteers filled 50 backpacks with donated food the night prior. Every Friday, the students who signed up for the program will pick up their backpacks after school at a designated area in the building. Teachers will allow students to leave class a few minutes early to receive their backpacks before they leave for the day. A Good to Go Kids volunteer will help with this process to ensure students receive the right backpacks. Seventeen students at Shakopee High School started receiving their backpacks on Dec. 7. The program is …
Rothman and 87-year-old retired engineer and volunteer Ed Barnett met with Shakopee second graders to teach them financial literacy.
As Financial Literacy Month continues, Minnesota State Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman visited Jackson Elementary School in Shakopee this morning. He visited to emphasize the importance of volunteerism in schools, and sharing financial skills and knowledge with Minnesota youth. He met with 87-year-old retired engineer Ed Barnett, who has volunteered in Minnesota schools for the past ten years teaching students the importance of saving money. At the end of this school year, Ed – who was recently named Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Month – will have volunteered at four different schools interacting with students in over 30 classrooms. Rothman followed Barnett, known to the students as "Mr. Ed," to two second grade classes, where he …