Teachers and principals were happy to hear from Cispus, AWSL, and AWSP the last couple weeks. Our team delivered adventure backpacks to the teachers and principals pictured above: Dan Garry, teacher at Washington Elementary; Kira Duncan, teacher, and Shannon Richards, principal, at Oakville Elementary; and Amy Dunnagan, principal at Mossyrock Elementary. Other recipients include Wade Iseminger, teacher in Ocosta SD, and Todd Graves, principal in Ridgefield SD.
The adventure backpacks were created by Cispus with a donation from the Dawkins Charitable Foundation. Many schools and districts like these have been sending students to Cispus for over a decade. Ridgefield students have actually been coming for over 50 years! While camps couldn't happen in person this year, we know that these schools are working hard to make sure kids are feeling special. Our hope with the adventure backpacks is to keep adventure alive even during a pandemic year, to help a teacher try a different classroom setting, or to just send some extra joy home with a student.
Even though the adventure backpacks and items made for a great gift, the in-person check-in brought a smile to their faces, even under a mask. They appreciated the support and well wishes going into the new year from AWSP and WSPEF.