On 11/11/06, Michael Hyland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thank you to everyone who sent suggestions for me! They are much appreciated!
> WOW! I was amazed at our first meeting last week - I was expecting about a
> dozen kids, maybe, and 44 KIDS SHOWED UP!! And this is from a Middle School
> with a population of about 280 kids! I realize some will end up dropping out,
> but they really seemed enthused when I mentioned the ideas of fundraising,
> helping out with art work around the school and community, and working towards
> a museum trip in May. So . . . instead of meeting with everyone every week,
> which would be pretty overwhelming, I'm going to go with 2 groups meeting every
> other week, and divide into 5th-6th together, and 7th-8th together. However,
> one of our first "mini" fundraisers is going to be doing face painting at home
> basketball games, so I'm having everyone come next week to practice, and then
> we won't be able to meet again until after Thanksgiving break. Our principal
> has given the OK for the facepainting, so I took suggestions for the kids on
> what we should paint, and will work up some ideas they can practice on next
> So far, so good, but we've got to hurry if we're going to do Christmas
> fundraising! Hobby Lobby had lots of Christmas "stuff" for 50% off today, so I
> got some additional things we can work on this Thurs., to get started.
> Again, thanks for all your suggestions - if you think of more, that's fine too!
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