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Avista donates $10,000 to Second Harvest’s ‘Bite 2 Go’ program

Avista volunteers Sharmon Schmitt, left, and Sarah Holden crack up as the conveyor belt brings bags faster than they can add snack food packs to each one on the assembly line Monday, at Second Harvest food bank. Avista donated $10,000 to the Bite 2 Go program, which packages a weekend’s worth of ready-to-eat foods to be handed out at schools where there are students who may be at risk of going without food. (Jesse Tinsley)
Avista volunteers Sharmon Schmitt, left, and Sarah Holden crack up as the conveyor belt brings bags faster than they can add snack food packs to each one on the assembly line Monday, at Second Harvest food bank. Avista donated $10,000 to the Bite 2 Go program, which packages a weekend’s worth of ready-to-eat foods to be handed out at schools where there are students who may be at risk of going without food. (Jesse Tinsley)

Central Valley School District will host a series of Community Connections meetings to discuss the programs being used in CV’s schools to support their students’ academic success. All events will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Meeting locations and dates are: Wednesday, University, 12420 E. 32nd Ave.; Oct. 21, Sunrise Elementary, 14603 E. 24th Ave.; Oct. 22, Central Valley, 821 S. Sullivan Road; Oct. 24, Adams Elementary, 14707 E. Eighth Ave.; Oct. 28, Horizon Middle School, 3915 S. Pines Road; Oct. 29, Spokane Valley Tech, 115 S. University Road; and Nov. 4, Ponderosa Elementary, 10105 E. Cimmaron Road.

In a news release from CV, Superintendent Ben Small said that each gathering would include a short overview of the 2014 District Report Card, followed by school presentations. A full schedule of the meetings is available at www.cvsd.org. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. For information and to reserve a seat, call (509) 228-5400.

Valley Christian holds service project

Students, staff and families at Valley Christian School participated in their first Panther Project on Oct. 3, a day-long community service project and fundraiser.

Valley Christian’s event gathered more than 350 people who served their community at various locations weeding, picking up trash, sorting through donated clothing and more. Parks and organizations the VCS crews donated their time to include Inland NW Baby; Centennial Trail, from Plantes Ferry Park to Mirabeau, Barker to Sullivan, and Sullivan to Mirabeau; the Natural Area around Mirabeau Park; Discovery Park; GraceSon Housing Foundation; the Mission Park Lot; Sullivan Park; and Appleway Trailway, Evergreen Road west to Pines and Evergreen east.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to raineyc@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5434.
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