“Give & Gobble”

Turkey Trot!

Friday, November 15, 2019


Who: All Waterloo ES students, staff, and families are invited to participate!  


What: Give. We are asking each student to donate suggested household/food items based on the child’s grade level. Donations will 

be collected in homeroom pods from November 11th-15th.  


Trot.  Run, jog, or walk the course.

*Families are welcome to join the run or help monitor the course. If you’re able to volunteer, please email Mrs. Eckley at kathy_eckley@hcpss.org.


When: Friday, November 15th during your child’s Related Arts time!

         Rain date: Monday, November 18th


4th Grade:   9:30-10:30

3rd Grade: 10:30-11:30

5th Grade: 11:30-12:30

2nd Grade: 12:45-1:45

  Kindergarten & PM Pre-K:       1:45-2:45

1st Grade: 2:45-3:45


Where: Grades K-2:  The ½ mile course consists of 3 laps on the playground fields behind the school (by the parking lot).

Grades 3-5: The 1-mile course is 2 laps around the perimeter of 

the school starting in the grassy area by the Pre-K/K wing.


Why: Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the run, all students will be invited to “gobble” down a healthy snack.  Many thanks go out to Giant Foods for their generous fruit donation.      We also wanted to provide support for some of our Waterloo families for the holiday season. Extra food will be donated to Grassroots.



Holiday Care Package Donation Items


We are looking to collect particular items this year in order to provide families with holiday care packages. While we see a need for assistance with holiday meals, we also realize that Thanksgiving celebrations can be unique and go beyond the typical association of turkey and potatoes with our increasingly diversified community. Our hope this year is that providing typically used personal and household items, in addition to some meal assistance, will lift financial strains in other areas. Please consider donating any of the following items for our care package drive.


Note: All food items should be nonperishable…in other words, packaged in a can or a box







Ex: Shampoo, conditioner, soap/body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, lotion, comb, hair brush, nail clippers, etc.

1st Grade



Home Supplies

Ex: Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning wipes, trash bags, Ziploc bags, tin foil, tissues, etc.

2nd Grade




Ex: New and unused socks, undershirts, underwear (kid sizes 4/5T- 8/10)

3rd Grade



Boxed Items

Stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn bread, biscuit mix, macaroni and cheese, rice, pie/cake mixes, etc. 

4th Grade



Cans, Jars, and Packets

Gravy, applesauce, beans (various types), cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, yams, etc.

5th Grade



Breakfast Items

Oatmeal, pancake/waffle mix, syrup, cereal, breakfast bars, etc.



Submit all BoxTops every month!  Include your child's name and homeroom teacher on the ziploc bag when the boxtops are submitted.


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