June 28, 2019
Students’ “Snack-tion” raises $840
Streams Elementary fourth graders took action in a big way – raising $840 to benefit six local organizations during a student-led “Snack-tion.”
The fourth graders hosted a bake sale during the school’s annual STAR Night, held in May. Students baked and packaged homemade treats and then staffed the bake sale during the school-wide evening event. The fundraiser benefitted six organizations that students had researched for their International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Program final exhibition projects.
“This is important because it asks students to take all of their IB skills and knowledge in order to research effectively, and then to use this information to take action in the real world,” Amanda Royer, Streams fourth grade teacher, said.
As a culminating project of the IB-PYP program, the “Snack-tion” enabled students to apply their knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world around them.
“The program teaches students not just to learn, but to do something with the knowledge they have…this is a cornerstone of the PYP program,” Mrs. Royer added. “This builds valuable skills but also directs students on how to independently seek out opportunities for new knowledge and positive ways to impact our society.”
The benefitting organizations included ALCOSAN, Grow Pittsburgh, RiverLife, Hollow Oak, PennEnvironment, and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.