Project Linus is a non-profit organization, dedicated to "Providing Security Through Blankets," for ill or traumatized children and teens. Inspired by a picture of a three-year-old cancer patient holding her security blanket, Project Linus was begun in 1995 by Karen Loucks. Nationally, Project Linus has donated more than 5 million handmade blankets to help comfort children in need in hospitals, shelters, and hospices
To help spread a little cheer this holiday season, some of our 7th and 8th grade CREWs decided to participate in a program called Shoebox Gifts for Kids. CREWs divided into small groups, choose an age range and either boy or girl. They then went out and bought necessary and desired items for a boy or girl in their chosen age range. Some of the items that filled the boxes were toothpaste, toothbrushes, teddy bears, pens, pencils, notebooks, hair ties, hats and mittens. The boxes were packed!
6th Grade Celebration of Learning
On December 18, Toki 6th grade students and staff hosted the Fourth Annual Celebration of Learning/Community Dinner & Music Concerts. The evening highlighted student work, a shared meal of favorite recipes from Toki families and spaghetti provided by staff, and was capped off with 6th grade Band and Chorus concerts. More than 500 students and family members attended.
Sixth grade Language Arts
Students chose a "sit spot" in the garden and made observations and inferences. They revisited the same spot multiple times to track changes over the past 2 months. They use this information from their field work journals during science to study the seasons and changes in the garden associated with the seasons.