Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

What a great week!

On Thursday evening, Greenwood hosted its Cultural Arts Festival featuring performances by our 2nd and 5th graders, tours of our Garden Towers, cultural displays of artifacts and food representing our diverse school community and our first annual Empty Bowl Project!

All of the clay bowls made by our 2nd and 5th graders were on display.  Check out these lovely Kusama-inspired bowls:

Each display had descriptions of our lesson and its cultural connection.

Our Chihuly-inspired bowls incorporated leaves from herbs and lettuce grown on our school Garden Towers!

Here’s a closer look at the lovely bowls made by Ms. Wrigher’s 2nd graders:

This display described the goals of our Empty Bowl project.  By the way, if you’d like to know how to make these sweet origami hearts you can follow along with this great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8xAFBeJJUA

FeedMore is the local non-profit agency that helps provide hunger-relief services for the Richmond, VA area.  This organization includes the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.  They help provide meals for more than 200,000 people in our community.

In order to help support their mission, we hosted an ice cream station.  For just $2 students and their families were able to build an ice cream sundae with all donations going directly to FeedMore.

Thanks to the generosity of our caring Gators we raised nearly $300!  This will help to provide more than 1250 meals for those in need.  Thank you for helping us make a positive impact on our community!

Here’s a short video highlighting the fun event!  

http://hcpstv.org/2017/04/07/spring-festival-greenwood-elementary-school/

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