The Backpack Initiative at Pittsburgh Linden has created an Amazon Wishlist! If you’d like to help out the Backpack Initiative but you can’t make it to the school (or you’re not local), this is a great way to help us make sure our students have access to food over the weekends: http://amzn.com/w/19AX6DELZZOFJ!
Pittsburgh Linden Newsletter, May/June 2014
We hope to see everyone at the Science Fair on May 14. Here is the judging criteria for this year’s event.
The fifth grade students are asking for donations for our end of the year fieldtrip. We will begin collecting the donations on March 14th during Pittsburgh Linden Family Fun Night. This fantastic event will be 6:00-8:00 PM on that day. We will be in the cafeteria. See you there! And as our Linden Lion mascot would say LET ME HEAR YOU ROAR!!!!
A new program called Backpack Initiative to Fight Hunger began at Linden in February, modeled after a similar, successful program in the North Hills School District. The program provides food donations to kindergarten through fifth grade students in need over weekends and holidays. The Linden PTA is asking the Linden community to help if possible, by providing donations of single-serving items, such as canned fruit and fruit cups, fruit or vegetable juice, dried fruit, oatmeal, whole grain crackers, cereal, trail mix, soups, snack-size foods, granola or other food bars, peanut butter, baked beans, almonds, canned meats, microwave popcorn, pudding packs, apple sauce packs, canned ravioli or spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, or canned vegetables.
Food donations can be placed in collection boxes at the school, or call Tara at 412-983-1808 for pick up. Donations of basic hygiene products, such as deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products are also welcome.
Monetary donations can be sent to Backpack Initiative to Fight Hunger, Attn. Linden PTA, 725 S. Linden Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Please make checks payable to Pittsburgh Linden PTA with Backpack Initiative written in the memo line.
For more information about the Linden Backpack Initiative to Fight Hunger, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.