Archive for November, 2011

Thousands of schools, one worthwhile cause. Child Hunger Ends Here!

Nearly 1 in 4 kids in the U.S. doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.  Child hunger knows no bounds and can be found throughout the country, in any state, in every community, and even in our own school. 

By partnering with ConAgra Foods & Schools Fight Hunger, we are joining schools across the country in the fight against child hunger. Students will learn how good it feels to help other kids in need. 

Browning can help make a difference but to be successful we need your help!

CLIP UPC codes from ConAgra Foods brands. Every UPC helps provide 1 meal.*

COLLECT food for Browning’s Holiday Food Drive.

BROWNING could WIN $10,000** for field trips!

See How Other Schools Are Fighting Hunger

Mark Salling Helps Fight Child Hunger! Find out how.

Schools Fight Hunger Program:
*For every UPC collected by schools through 12/31/11, a monetary donation will be made enabling one meal to be secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks, up to a maximum of 2 million meals for codes received by 1/12/12. ConAgra Foods will help provide up to 5 million meals to Feeding America during the 2011-12 school year (9/1/11-5/31/12). Valid in U.S. only. $1 donated = 8 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.

**Open to accredited K-12 schools located within the 50 U.S. and DC. Void where prohibited. Begins 8/1/11 and ends 12/31/11. To enter, turn in participating ConAgra Foods, Inc., product UPC codes to your Sponsor-approved Eligible School’s Child Hunger Ends Here Coordinator OR to your participating Eligible School’s collection during the Program Period. All Submissions must be received by January 12, 2012. Or, to enter without purchase, have your Eligible School’s School Coordinator complete a 3 1/2″ x 5″ card with your Eligible School’s full name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number of the Eligible School, and send it in a properly stamped envelope to: The Child Hunger Ends Here, PO Box 1277, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-1277. All entries must be mailed separately. Subject to full official rules found at your Eligible School office or at Sponsor: ConAgra Foods, One ConAgra Dr., Omaha, NE 68102. For full official rules, click here.

Labels for Education Book Bonanza Sweepstakes

For more than 38 years, the Labels for Education®​ program has been committed to helping schools earn FREE educational merchandise, like art supplies, sports equipment, classroom resources and much more.

This year the Labels for Education program has kicked it up a notch! In addition to earning free educational merchandise your school can win up to $2,500 worth of Scholastic books in the Labels for Education Book Bonanza Sweepstakes! Participants enter on behalf of a school.

It’s easy to enter. Click on the ENTER NOW button below and complete the online form. The sweepstakes is open from October 15 through December 31, 2011 and you can enter once a day.

Ten lucky schools will win Scholastic books:

  • Two (2) schools will receive $2,500 worth of Scholastic books
  • Two (2) schools will receive $1,000 worth of Scholastic books
  • Six (6) schools will receive $500 worth of Scholastic books

PTA Meeting/Zumba Fun for Kids – Wed., Nov. 9th from 7-8pm

While parents participated in a PTA Planning Meeting on Wed., Nov. 9th from 7-8pm in the Browning Media Center, students enjoyed a fun and energetic class of Zumba!

Michelle Ciacedo is a certified zumba instructor for adults and children and she really had our kids moving with fun music and a healthy workout in the gym!

Special Education Millage fails to pass! (51% No – 49% Yes)

Thanks to all who advocated for the 30,000+ students in UCS by sharing with friends and relatives in Macomb County the importance of voting YES! on Tuesday, November 8th in support of all our children & schools. While 59,630 caring people took the time to vote YES yesterday, regretfully, 65,283 (28,869 “absentee”) voters in Macomb County decided not to support a critical millage which would have provided much needed funding.  This would have helped to offset the millions of dollars our elected officials have voted to take away from public education. 

Key FACTS about the election:

  • The needs of children with disabilities are increasing in UCS schools and throughout the county. We have more than 3,650 special needs students in Utica Community Schools – nearly 20,000 county wide – and the number is growing.
  • Every student would have benefited because these funds would have paid for mandated special education costs, focusing more of our district’s budget on teaching and learning in EVERY classroom.
  • It would have restored only a quarter of what our schools lose on an annual basis due to funding cuts. Schools will continue to institute cost saving measures to maintain programs in the face of declining revenues and state aid. YES vote would have helped maintain programs for ALL our kids!
  • To the average homeowner, this millage represented just 20 cents per day. The average adjustment in total taxes will be in the area of two-three percent – even less when you consider available credits. Use this convenient link to determine the rate specific for your household:

Apparently, attempts by a political organization to influence the election by distributing misleading information worked. This election should have been about kids, not politics!