The fourth grade students of Mrs. Dean at East Pointe Elementary were so upset by the devastation of the tornado in Moore, Okla., that they decided to take action. They came-up with the idea to have a lemonade stand at their school’s "May Day" celebration (a fun time to jump-around in giant blow-ups provided by the PTO) and sell lemonade at a quarter per cup to raise money to send to the Plaza Towers School that was destroyed in that devastating tornado. The May Day celebration is on May 30th. The fourth grade students want people to know that they will be taking donations on this day, and to remind students of East Pointe Elementary in Greenwood, Ark. to bring their quarters!
They even had an early customer; a kindergarten class asked them to come serve lemonade for their class party, and they thought this picture might help to illustrate their cause.
"We are a 7 Habits of Highly Successful kids school, and this volunteerism is built into our curriculum-the kids immediately began organizing and devising a plan to make their fundraising idea a reality. They used Publisher to create flyers, made banners, created a schedule to work the stand on May Day, and created a supply list that they themselves are asking their parents to provide," Tessa Dean explained about the children in her fourth grade class.