Community Service

WES Annual Food Drive

Mrs. Bartlett’s 3rd grade class organizes a food drive to benefit the Rutland Area Food Shelf in Rutland, VT.  Non-perishable food items are collected during the month of February in the classrooms as well as local businesses, the Town Hall, and the Gilbert Hart Library.  The 3rd graders advertise, collect, and count the food, while doing math graphing activities along the way!  The students take a field trip to the food shelf to personally deliver the food.  Now more than ever, we can make a difference, and students at Wallingford Elementary School are up for the challenge!
Food Items Collected
2009 – 347
2010 – 400
2011 - 528



pennies for patients

Pennies For Patients

We participate annually in the “Pennies for Patients” program.  This is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We collect pennies for 3 weeks in March.  All funds raised during the Pennies program will support research and patient services for the individuals in Vermont who are affected by leukemia and/or lymphoma.  Let’s get back over the $100.00 mark for 2011!

Funds Raised

2009 - $161.39
2010 - $58.87
2011 –

Annual Penny Harvest

Each fall, our kindergarten class organizes and runs a penny harvest throughout the school.  Each classroom is given a penny jar for donated loose change, although paper bills are also accepted!  Mrs. Maniery’s kindergarten class collects the money, counts it, and donates all funds to the Mill River National Honor Society.  The money raised is used to fill food baskets for local community members in need.
Funds Raised
2008 - $385.00
2009 - $300.00
2010 - $195.00

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart

Since 1998, Steve Allen, our physical education teacher has provided the opportunity for students to participate in the Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.  Each year, students sign up to participate by gathering monetary pledges.  Then, during a set period of time, students either jump rope or play basketball.  It’s great exercise and it’s a great way to raise money for the American Heart Association.  To date, Wallingford Elementary School has raised $7,270!