EDUPRIZE School donate money to families in need


We are as so proud of our amazing students at EDUPRIZE School, located in Queen Creek.  Students have been working together to provide service for our EDUPRIZE community, as well as making a difference in the lives of others.

“For the past five years, the EDUPRIZE National Junior Honor Society has sponsored monthly hat days to raise money for EDUPRIZE families in need,” said Joyce Fox, principal at EDUPRIZE Queen Creek. “On the fourth Friday of every month, students, teachers, support staff, and administration can pay a $1.00 to wear a hat for the day. We are excited to share that our monthly hat donations range from $300 to $2,300 per month. Our students take great pride in knowing the money donated blesses the lives of others.”

During the week of November 16th through the 20th, EDUPRIZE National Junior Honor Society sponsored a school-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive. Each grade level, Kinder through eighth, was assigned a food item to donate and a turkey to adopt. We are proud to say that our food drive was a great success. Our school received 110 turkeys and enough food donations to create 105 boxed meals for families in need.

Our EDUPRIZE students have also been working hard to give back to the community by showing their support to members of our military during this holiday season. According to fifth-grade teacher, Ms. Fiola, fifth-grade students were asked to donate boxes of hot chocolate, Hershey Kisses, and candy canes to make Snowman Soup. They accepted this mission with great excitement.  On November 25th, students, parents, and fifth-grade teachers worked together to assemble 1500 packets of Snowman Soup that were shipped to Operation Care Package. Some of our younger students have also been busy showing their support. EDUPRIZE kinder specialist, Mrs. Swatzell, shared that 95 of her kindergarten students showed their appreciation to members of our military by decorating cards with their hand prints, and Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Klenner’s 3rd-grade classes created the letters of gratitude contained inside. The completed cards were delivered to a local veterans hospital.

Editor’s Note: Angie Edgerton is an employee of EDUPRIZE School in Queen Creek.

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