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 Students in Cape View Elementary’s afterschool program delivered 180 hand-made holiday ornaments to bring smiles to the faces of residents at Solaris Health Care assisted living facility in Merritt Island, and DeLaura Middle School’s orchestra visited the Zon Beachside assisted living facility in Indian Harbour Beach to perform a variety of holiday songs for its residents.
The National Elementary Honor Society at Quest Elementary sponsored a toy drive and hat day to benefit
their families in need and the local Toys-for- Tots.
The giving back bug was caught early by Jefferson Middle School whose students raised more
than $1,000
to purchase Thanksgiving meals for families in their local
Digital arts students at West Shore Jr./ Sr. High School participated in the Food & More 5K Fun Run, to benefit Project E.A.T., a programsponsored by the North Brevard Coalition
of Human Services to provide food
to underserved families and seniors during
the holidays.
(Merritt Island) community, and Madison Middle School students who participated in the Space Coast Basket Brigade, and filled and delivered baskets of food to 25 of their families in need over the holiday.
Longleaf Elementary collected food and worked with their local Publix to donate Thanksgiving meals for their deserving school families. Students and teachers are currently putting Christmas care packages together with the help of BPS Partner in Education, Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics, as part of the school’s “Toys for Cats” program aimed at spreading kindness among their Bobcat community.
As the old saying goes, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
This holiday season, Brevard Public Schools is grateful for the gifts of kindness shared throughout our communities in support of our deserving families. We wish all of our BPS families and community partners happy and healthy holidays and a prosperous 2019!
Every plate purchased in Brevard County is $20 going directly to fund Bright Ideas classroom grants for teachers right here in our community.

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