Operation Snowman was the latest ‘Me To We’ project for Barriere Elementary School students Tyra Noble, Sara Smith, Madison Kerslake, and Lauren Tremblay. The students say they found the ‘Gotcha’ competition held in the school earlier this year had worked well, so they decided, with their teachers, to use the same format to collect food for the local Food Bank as a Christmas donation. The students spoke to all the teachers, wrote out the PA announcement for the project, made the Snowman Gotchas, and rounded up contianers to hold the food donations.
It was a class effort, with students working as a group to win Snowman Gotchas. Classes could earn one Gotcha for every five food items donated. For every 15 earned, classes would earn a special privilege from their teacher. The Primary and Intermediate classes with the most Gotchas were able to win a movie with popcorn for their class.
The food donation project began on December 6th, and ended on the 15th. In that short period of time, the students and organizers did amazingly well; so well in fact that there were collected so many supplies collected it was a major job to get them over to the Barriere Food Bank.
Needless to say, BES principal Phil Janicki commented that he was once again proud and pleased that the school’s students had done such a great job for their community.
When asked what the best part of holding the most recent Gotcha competition at the school, the four students who did much of the organizing answered with one voice “To help people have a good Christmas”.