Friday, September 09, 2011
So this happened...
A helicopter came by Jackson's school yesterday and dropped several hundred bandanas down to the kids for their bootcamp fundraiser today. We didn't have to sell cookies or wrapping paper or magazines or anything else, the kids just asked their family and closest friends to sponsor them for 1 solid hour of physical activity. Another reason I'm so glad he is at school where he is. It is unique, fun, and has the motto of "no child left inside." The kids learn by doing, and there is a sense of pride and accomplishment with everything they do...even fundraising.
When Jackson was a baby we used to visit the park across he street from REMS. He was about 15 months old as they were building it and he would watch the bulldozers and cranes working away. He loved anything construction. Little did I know that 4 years later I'd be jumping for joy when he made the lottery into this public choice school. It is not our neighborhood school. I drive 10 minutes to get him there each morning. But there's more sense of "crew" in this school than any other school I've seen.