6th grader William Scannell's Any Refugee project has been making tracks around the world, from the US State Department to European organizations. On Friday, National Philanthropy Day, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Read more about it from Dermot Cole of the ADN.
The Thanksgiving Blessing is the culmination of a year of planning for the Food Bank, which will provide meals for about 10,000 families in Anchorage and the Mat-Su. PNA collected over 830 cans of green beans and over 500 cans of cranberries for this important community outreach.Thank you PNA families, for your donations of canned goods, and of your time! It was a great experience volunteering at the Mt. View Boys and Girls Club, giving to those who have less that we do. In thanks, have a great holiday!
Dale is out this week, so here's notes from Laurie: No school, but yes EDP (if you sign up!) during Thanksgiving Week. 5th-8th graders who want to participate in the Thanksgiving Blessing - next Monday is the day! And for basketball fans, U of Toledo will be using PNA's gym to practice for the Great Alaska Shoot Out. Everyone welcome to watch.
This week's POW is "¡Échale Ganas!" Pronounced "EH-chah-leh GAH-nass" This is a very common command which means "Put some effort into it!" or as we might colloquially say "Put your back into it!" or "Try harder!" This is useful in situations when someone is playing the lazy card, feigning exhaustion, or generally needing a little motivation. Give a little clap, point at the objective, toss in a motivational "Sí se puede" (yes you can) and then an emphatic "¡Échale Ganas!"