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    Parkdale’s third graders had lessons in math and measuring with Sabretooth, mascot of the Buffalo Sabres.

    Parkdale Elementary School held its Annual "Parkdale Has a Big Heart" fundraiser for Variety Club of Western New York. As part of the Kids Helping Kids fundraiser, faculty, staff, and students were invited to donate $1 to Variety Club and add a personalized heart to a giant heart in the main hallway.
    On Friday, February 4th, everyone in the school was invited to Wear Red for Variety Club. Between February 2nd and February 7th, the students filled the entire heart. We raised $350 for Variety Club of Western New York.
    Valentines for Veterans
    Parkdale students in Miss Kibler's Second Grade Class created handmade valentines for the patients at Veteran's Hospital in Buffalo.  Their cards will be displayed in the hallways at Veteran's Hospital  prior to Valentine's Day.  On Valentine's Day, they will be distributed to patients at the hospital.  Artwork a
    nd messages such as Happy Valentine's Day, Thank You for our Freedom, F is for Freedom, and Thank you for Serving our Country filled the giant hearts. 
    - Miss Jennifer Kibler

    Reaching around the world to help other students, Parkdale Elementary families raised funds in December to support the Crossroads Springs School in Hamisi, Kenya.  Full story...

    EAHS Key Club news from Mrs. Whitcomb:

    The club raised $250 to buy a water buffalo through Heifer International, a group that gives farm animals to third world families. The families use the animals for food for themselves or to create businesses using the animals’ byproducts (eggs, milk, yogurt, wool, etc.) Groups or individuals can buy chickens, bees, ducks, pigs, llamas, sheep, water buffalo, cows and even camels. The water buffalo that the Key Club purchased will be used for plowing fields and for milk.

    On March 31, the club will hold its second annual Going Bald for Bucks drive. Current year pledges of $2000 already exceed last year’s $900 to Roswell Park.

    Other club activities have included volunteering for the Kiwanis Club’s "The World's Largest Fish Fry" and the Aktion Club skating party. Also, during the holidays, the Key Club sponsored a Giving Tree, collecting ten giant boxes of new shoes and clothes that were delivered to the Buffalo City Mission.

    From Girls JV Basketball Coach Mike Klimchuck:
    You win some, you lose some. This year's East Aurora girl's JV basketball team is living proof. They started this season's journey with a close loss to Springville, despite 17 points from Erin Nason and 11 from Maddy Kelchlin, and 13 rebounds from Claudia Moeller. Next came Depew and a nice team win, with 10 girls getting into the scoring column. After, in no particular order, came wins over Cheektowaga, Amherst, Maryvale, and another win against Depew. Those wins were tempered with loses to Lakeshore, Pioneer, Mercy of Rochester, and holiday tourney loses to Orchard Park and Clarence.

      Other team members include veteran point guards Stephanie Vail and Kelsey Kane, each with improving ball-handling skills. More veterans of the program include Megan O'Donnell, the smooth shooting Morgan Dodds, and Karleigh Volk. Newcomers include Meggan "Gigi" DiPietro, Maddy Punnett, Allison McMahon, Lydia Kegler, and Leah Middagh.

      This year's captain is Claudia Moeller, who keeps the mood light with her sense of humor. Erin Nason leads the team in scoring with an 18 point average, followed by Maddy Kelchlin with close to 10 points per game.