Volunteer and Donation Opportunities at Washington school
(All items listed below can be left at the school on Sunday morning)
Volunteer to read with students or be a school buddy
Washington school looks for volunteers to read with students or play a game or socialize with students. If interested contact Kayla McLean School Counselor at Washington school at 715-424-6788 Ex. 2725
Kindergarten teacher helping student with reading skills
School Supplies Needed
The school is in need of school supplies on an ongoing basis as new students arrive or families come that are staying at the Family Center. Often times these students do not come with school supplies. The school also collects backpacks.
1″ Binders
Loose leaf paper
Notebooks and folders
Pencil Boxes
Red Pens
Colored pencils
Watercolor sets
Pink Erasers
Pencil top Erasers
Glue sticks
Keep Kids Warm Event
Winter gear items are collected during October and
distributed at the end of November to families. Items most needed: Winter coats, snow pants, boots and warm snow gloves. We also accept hats, scarves and mittens. Items can be new or gently used.
Garage sales are a great way to pick up these items in the off season putting them away until they can be donated.
Items to donate throughout the school year.
Underwear (Kindergarten / 1st grade)
Tennis Shoes / Gym Shoes (any size Kindergarten – 5th grade)
School supplies
Elastic pants
Winter gear
Rapids Family Backpack Program
This program provides weekend meals in a back-pack for families who may be facing a financial hardship. Backpacks include a recipe and all of the items necessary to create that meal, along with a breakfast item and other “meal stretchers”. Families are able to access backpack meals on Fridays and backpacks are returned to school empty the next week. This program is free and confidential and there are several families on a waiting list due to lack of funds. The cost of food for a backpack is just under $10.00 per week or $380.00 for one school year and eight backpacks from Washington school go out each Friday.
Items can be brought to the school and left at the door of School Counselor Kayla McLean.
Rapids Family Backpack Donation List (No glass containers)
New or gently used backpacks
Whole grain spaghetti
Spaghetti sauce (low sodium preferred)
Canned vegetables (low sodium preferred) such as green beans, peas, corn, carrots
Canned fruit (packed in 100% juice or no sugar added) such as peaches, pears, pineapple, mixed fruit
Applesauce (no sugar added preferred)
Whole grain cereal
Peanut butter
Whole grain wide noodles
Tuna (water packed preferred
Cream soup (low sodium preferred) such as cream of chicken/mushroom
Whole grain brown rice
Canned chicken
Canned beef chunks
Tomato sauce (low sodium preferred) Oatmeal
Whole grain elbow macaroni or rotini
Canned pinto beans
Diced tomatoes (low sodium preferred)
Chili seasoning packet
Pancake mix
Baking mix
Holiday Gift Assistance Program
During the month of November Washington school looks for sponsors to donate gifts for families in need.
Sponsor a student for milk during snack / break time.
Milk for snack breaks is not included in the free lunch program. This is an extra expense for families.
milk carton