Newburgh Students Trade Empty Bowls for Full Bellies to Benefit the Hudson Valley Food Bank

High school students at NFA want you to trade empty bowls for full belllies during their annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser. On Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Newburgh Free Academy students and staff will host Empty Bowls to benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Empty Bowls is a national network of volunteer efforts to provide hunger relief.

Each year, students from NFA ceramic classes volunteer to make one-of-a-kind bowls for the dinner. Students then volunteer their time to help serve a basic meal of soup, salad, fruit and bread for guests. The donation for each meal is $15 – but guests keep the bowl to remember all year that there are plenty among us who face empty bowls each day.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, the main food supplier to local food pantries and soup kitchens. A limited number of bowls are available and tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Please contact Becky O’Herron at Newburgh Free Academy for more information on how to purchase tickets 563-5400.

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Temple Hill Students Merge Science and Art for Explosive Volcano Lesson

Temple Hill Academy fourth grade teacher, Jamie MacArthur, and elementary art teacher, Ann Marie Morales-Ear, teamed up to give students a hands-on scientific approach to chemistry and volcanoes.  With Morales-Ear’s assistance, students created clay volcanoes and glazed them to resemble real volcanoes.                                                                                                                                                        Back in their classroom, MacArthur’s students individually ‘erupted’ their volcanoes and enjoyed witnessing the chemical reaction that took place between baking soda, food coloring and vinegar.  With the creation of their clay volcanoes, the students have a permanent reminder of the earth science and chemistry properties they learned within their classroom.

  Press Release by Kerry Butrick//Community Relations Specialist for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District

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