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Boardman Center makes holiday surprises for young and old

December 26, 2018
The Town Crier

A holiday project just before break at Center Intermediate School had everyone smiling. The entire fifth grade split into two groups: half made tie blankets to send to children at Akron Children's Hospital, and the other half decorated book marks and making holiday packages for local nursing homes.

Both projects are guided by WEB leaders. WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is a student mentorship program intended to aid the transition of incoming students to middle school. The sixth grade WEB ambassadors lead many activities over the year to provide support and guidance to all the fifth graders. This holiday project is a favorite.

"All the material for more than 40 blankets was donated by the BCIS PTA, and the kids really enjoyed making every single one," said School Counselor Mindy Depietro. "It gives them a chance to work together, get comfortable and make new friends, all while doing something good for others."

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Center Intermediate students make tie blankets for Akron Children's Hospital. Clockwise are Piper Young, R.J. Keating, Odah Wekhyan, and Alissa McFall.

The blankets are already on the way.

The bookmarks and other goodies will be delivered to seniors at local nursing homes right before the holiday. "Our students enjoy doing the artwork, and making it all colorful," said Depietro. "They feel good about brightening someone else's day."



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