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Sagemont, a Private School in Broward Florida, Serves Up Food for Thought, As Art Students Help the Hungry in Their Area

Sagemont students reach out in conjunction with the national Empty Bowls Program as a reminder to help stop world hunger

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December 6, 2009 (FPRC) -- Weston-Fourth and fifth graders at The Sagemont School are doing their part to help end world hunger. The students are participating in the Empty Bowls Program, which was created at a Detroit high school in 1990. The Michigan students created 120 bowls and the staff paid $5 for soup and bread. As they ate their lunch, some information was shared regarding hunger in the Detroit area. After lunch, the staff was told to keep the bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. It is now an international program for which millions of dollars have been raised.

Sagemont’s Elementary School Art Teacher, Lauren Tubbs, enjoys finding ways in which her love for the arts can be used in a positive way. Tubbs said, “It is my personal goal as an art educator to help my students discover a love and appreciation for art that will hopefully last a lifetime. The Sagemont School is very involved with different charitable endeavors each year and the students, families, and staff here are all very generous so I knew the Empty Bowls Project would be a success.”

Fifth grader Rebecca Schultz said, “It makes me feel good to be involved in the Empty Bowls Project because I know that I am helping people who are less fortunate than I am and it’s a good way to give back to my community.”

The students have already begun creating their ceramic bowls. After the bowls have been constructed and allowed to dry, they will be fired and glazed. In January, parents will be invited to a spaghetti and meatballs luncheon for a $20 donation. The parents will get to keep their child’s empty bowl as a reminder of the empty bowls around the world. The money raised will be donated to Feeding South Florida, which provides food to those in need in the South Florida area.

The Sagemont School offers a college prep curriculum and operates two campuses in Weston, Fl. In Pre-K through Grade 5, The Sagemont School provides core concepts in a creative environment combined with weekly specials that include science, art, music, Spanish for non-native & native speakers, swimming, PE and media and technology. From middle school through graduation, Sagemont students choose from a variety of regular, honors and AP course work. In addition, students share in a networked wireless laptop environment and participate in a comprehensive guidance program for college entrance. Visit The Sagemont School Web site at http://www.sagemont.com/.
For more information on The Sagemont School contact Dr. Brent Goldman, President at (954) 389-2454 ext, 305, or email to bgoldman@sagemont.com.

The Sagemont School, Lower School Campus
Grades PreK3- 5
1570 Sagemont Way Weston, FL 33326
Phone 954-384-5454 Fax 954-384-0053
http://www.sagemont.com

Send an email to Maria Ackermann of The Sagemont School
954-384-5454

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