Niseley Elementary School
543 28 3/4 Rd Grand Junction, CO 81501 ~ Phone (970) 254-5900 ~ Fax (970) 243-3065
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Read to Feed at Nisley

   The brainchild of 5th grade teacher Susan Furphy raises food donations for the homeless shelter and encourages reading for Nisley Elementary students at the same time.


   In February, Nisley students went out and collected pledges of nonperishable food items in exchange for reading at home. The more they read, the bigger the donation. Last week the items started to pour into the school. The idea is a win for the community and students alike. For their efforts the students will get two things. First, they will have a sense of pride by helping give back to the community and secondly they will get to read and read often. There is not a prize for the student with the most donations. Classes will not get a pizza party if they bring the more items. This is about doing something selfless for others less fortunate. A good lesson for all of us.