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Students Send Care Packages to Wildfire Victims
Nov. 9, 2017 -- Fourth grade students at Canterbury Elementary were saddened to hear about the wildfires in California and were shocked when their teachers told them 70% of the teachers and children at a fellow IB school in Napa, California were now without homes. The students thought it would be nice to send them personal care packages, so they brought in toothbrushes, tissues, wipes, toilet paper, hand towels and other comfort items. 
Box of items in care package 
The students also sent handwritten notes of encouragement and two gift cards to the children at Bel Aire Park Elementary School. Aside from the care packages, students brought in canned food and toys which were donated to a Cleveland food drive and a women's shelter. 
"Parents in CH-UH should be proud of the caring students we are all raising!" said Melissa Garcar, International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator for the District.
The IB program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. Canterbury was named an authorized IB school in July 2016.
Group of students who gathered items for care packages