By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Making birthdays a little happier

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn fourth graders participate in 'Project Jack'


May 12, 2022


The H-M-S fourth grade class poses with their birthday kits prior to donating them to Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Primghar.

Fourth graders at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary spread some love recently with a donation to Upper Des Moines Opportunity (UMDO).

The students put together birthday kits containing goodies like candy, cake, frosting, cake pans, banners, plates, party hats, glow sticks and other items as part of a Project Jack grant obtained by the school. Fourth grade teacher Kim Dokter said the project came at the perfect time, as the class was in the middle of completing the "Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles Impacting Change, Continuity and Conflict" unit in social studies.

"They have learned t...

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