Students at Fifth Avenue Elementary School made this year’s Super Bowl
about more than football. They collected cans of soup and non-perishable
food items to be donated to the community’s local food panty at St.
Anthony of Padua Parish church.
The school’s student council – run by third grade teacher
Michele Maldari and fifth grade teacher Virginia FitzSimmons – recently
completed its Soup-er Bowl fundraiser. Ms. Maldari said that the group
had to make two trips to the pantry to deliver all of the food that was
Student council members are also in the process of selling
koala pencil toppers with a Valentine’s Day pencil to benefit the Red
Cross to help the wildlife of Australia. The pencils and toppers will be
delivered to the students on Feb. 14