Our Collins-Maxwell Elementary School has a very dedicated music teacher, who provides materials and resources needed for general music education. She recently went above and beyond the call of duty, by offering to be made into an ice cream sundae at the finale of the school carnival fundraiser to help purchase a set of 15 Orff Instruments for her general music education class.
To give you some background information on the fundraiser, we start back in the fall of 2013, when the Collins-Maxwell music teacher, Hannah Hagert, came to the Collins-Maxwell Partners in Education (PIE) group meeting and asked for help in buying a set of Orff instruments. She informed us of the huge benefits that children gain in areas such as knowledge of rhythm, melody, harmony and timbres through the experience and utilization of these instruments. The PIE group was overwhelmed by her enthusiasm and presentation, and wanted to support her efforts to improve the general music education knowledge in our elementary school.
The PIE group then made a decision to host a carnival this winter to help raise money for the Orff instruments that Ms. Hagert had requested. The carnival was very successful. It consisted of inflatables, general games, face painting, a silent auction, a live auction of ceramic plates from each class that contained their signatures and a quilt that Ms. Hagert had made, which all of the students had signed as well. The class that received the highest bid on their ceramic plate was rewarded by decorating her like an ice cream sundae. She was made up with the toppings of whipped cream, nuts, chocolate, strawberry and sprinkles!
PIE would like to thank everyone that donated to, attended and/or participated in the carnival.