Parker Senior Kindergarten Classes Raise More than $700 to Help “Save the Koalas”

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

Parker senior kindergarten teachers Birdy Hartman (far left), Holly Panton (middle) and Kym Farkas (far right) present a check to San Diego Zoo officials.

Parker senior kindergarten teachers Birdy Hartman (far left), Holly Panton (middle) and Kym Farkas (far right) present a check to San Diego Zoo officials.

The Francis Parker School Class of 2026 teamed up to raise over $700 in donations to help “Save the Koalas.” Students and teachers presented a check to the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, March 8. The donation will benefit the Zoo’s Wildlife Conservancy program, specifically a researcher studying a group of koalas on St. Bee Island off the eastern coast of Australia.

The three senior kindergarten classes collected funds from hot chocolate sales at the Mission Hills Campus and through various chores done at their respective homes. Students cleaned their rooms, washed windows, put away laundry, fed the dog, made beds and even donated money they received from the tooth fairy.

This project was born out of Language & Culture week at the Lower School where students did research projects and gave presentations about Australia. According to Birdy Hartman, one of the kindergarten teachers, “Their presentations set the stage for our project to connect the students’ learning to a community service project.”

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