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Students walk to school for national initiative

Students walk to school for national initiative

 

Students at Westside Elementary will skip the bus Wednesday and walk to school instead.

The nationwide Walk to School Day will kick-off with "Walking School Buses" meeting at four different locations.

Local volunteers, parents, the Police Chief and Fire Chief and even Sun Prairie's Mayor will safely walk students to school as part of the initiative.  Bused students will be dropped off near school to walk as a group to school, said a press release.

Those interested in joining the walk can meet at 7:20 a.m. at Westside Elementary School located at 1320 Buena Vista Dr.

For more information visit the Sun Prairie Area School District website here.

Nominations accepted for financial literacy award

Nominations accepted for financial literacy award

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award until Nov. 30.

The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy announced that individuals or organizations may be nominated for the award, which hopes to promote the cause of personal financial literacy in Wisconsin.

Criteria for the nominations include innovative implementation, demonstrated measureable results, collaboration with partners and that the scope is statewide or has the potential to be statewide or is focused on need-based groups.

For more information or to make a nomination, visit the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website here.

Community invited to help paint school mural

Community invited to help paint school mural

The community is invited to join students Saturday in Sun Prairie to paint a "We Rise Like the Phoenix" mural.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie Phoenix Academy located at 106 South St.  A community mosaic will be painted.

For more information, call Sharon Kilfoy at 608-658-3736

Student fundraiser includes running, not products

Student fundraiser includes running, not products

 

Students are Royal Oaks Elementary won't be selling cookies or candy to fundraise this year.  They will be running.

Students will run laps to raise funds for the Royal Oaks School Community Organization.  With this fundraiser, all of the proceeds will go directly to school programming.

The fundraiser also reinforces the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles and complements the Sun Prairie Area School District's wellness policy, said a press release.

The fundraiser will take place Friday.  Students will run for 20 minutes and complete as many laps as they can.  Sponsors will donate based on the number of laps completed by each student, said a press release.

Event organizers expect to raise over $17,000 and students will run over 600 cumulative miles.

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Donations, registrations accepted for Thanksgiving Basket Drive

Donations, registrations accepted for Thanksgiving Basket Drive

 

It might be two months away, but Thanksgiving preparations have already begun at the Goodman Community Center.

The center’s Thanksgiving Basket Drive has become a fall tradition in the Shenk-Atwood neighborhood, said a press release.  The event has been going for a decade.

Every year, groceries are collected to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, for about 1,000 families in need.  The baskets are distributed to families at the Goodman Community Center from Nov. 17 to 20.

Those interested in donating food and money can call 608-241-1574 x249.

Registration is open for Thanksgiving Baskets until Oct. 15.  To register, call the Goodman Community Center at 608-241-1574 x249.  Families may also register at the center or through the Fritz Food Pantry.

Need is expected to exceed supply, so families are encouraged to register soon.