Shell Knob Elementary plans Give Back Day

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Committee seeking areas to serve in Shell Knob area

Shell Knob Elementary School is planning a Community Give Back Day event on Sept. 29. 

Students and staff will be volunteering in the Shell Knob community as a way to thank them for supporting the school throughout the year, such as helping provide school supplies and other acts of kindness.

Todd Parrott, a Shell Knob teacher’s aide and bus driver, said this will be the first year to hold the event.

“We have such a supportive and generous community here, that we want to give back to some of them, too,” he said.

All students grades kindergarten through eighth, and staff, will participate in serving the community in a variety of activities.

A committee is currently working to determine which organizations and areas the students will serve. One place that has been discussed is the Shell Knob Community Garden. No matter where they serve, however, Parrott said the event will impart important lessons to students.

“I think it teaches students the concept of volunteerism, for one, and good citizenship,” he said. “We are really excited for this year, and we hope this is just the start of things to come. We have a great committee working on this project, and just really want to get the word out that we want to help our community so they know how much they’re appreciated.”

For more information, or to make suggestions on specific areas of the community students can serve, people may call the school at 417-858-6743.

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