'Read. Run. Reach.' program in full swing at All Saints Catholic School in Berlin Print
Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
The kindergarten class at All Saints Catholic School in Berlin collected food items on Macaroni Monday during its Acts of Kindness Food Drive. (Contributed photo)

BERLIN -- The Community Health Network (CHN) wellness campaign "Read. Run. Reach." is in full swing at All Saints Catholic School (ASCS) in Berlin.

This campaign began on February 28 as collaboration between the schools in Berlin and CHN as a way to increase awareness of the importance of literacy, physical activity, and being kind and thoughtful in actions.

This 12-week campaign is open to students of all grades. Information and a log sheet were sent home with students, or can be accessed online at www.chnwellness.org by clicking on “Read. Run. Reach.”

Principal ups the ante

All Saints’ students have an added incentive to participate in this program.

School Principal Steve Zangl noted, "If we get 90 percent of the students to fully participate and complete the 'Read. Run. Reach.' program, I will hold a ‘fashion show, wearing dresses and make-up’ as voted by the students."

All Saints students are certainly motivated to make this a reality and have been busy reading, running and being extra kind.

The "Read. Run. Reach" program culminates on May 18, when students and their families and the entire Berlin community will be invited to participate in the CHN "Helping Hands for Cancer" 5K Run/Walk. This event raises money for the CHN Foundation "Helping Hands for Cancer" fund and will be used to provide money for local people who are battling cancer and need financial assistance.

Program details and registration for the 5K Run/Walk can be found at www.chnwellness.org or www.chn5k.org

All Saints food drive

During the week of March 18 through March 22, students at ASCS had fun collecting food for the Berlin and Green Lake Food Pantry during the All Saints Acts of Kindness Food Drive.

Each day of the week had a special theme and dress code. Students took turns collecting the items throughout the week.

The kindergarten class collected the items on Macaroni Monday. Students were asked to “Cover your Noodle” and bring pasta items for the food pantry.

Wednesday was School Wide Pajama Day. Breakfast foods were collected that day.

Fourth graders counted, sorted, and calculated the average for each food item in correlation to their math curriculum.

Tuesday was "Dress Like a Nut" and students wore fun clothes and acted like a "nut" about it. They then brought peanut butter and jelly for the food pantry.

Thursday was "Soup or Bowl Day" Day and students were encouraged to look "Souper" in their church clothes and bring soup cans, bags, or mixes.

Friday was "Rainbow Day." Each class was given a specific color and were asked to dress in that color and bring food in the same color. One example was the eighth grade, which was assigned "brown" and asked to bring in potatoes, rice, cereal, peanut butter, gravy mixes or jars.
Classes took turns collecting items throughout the week and 1,165 items were collected for the food pantry.


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