Clean and Green Poster Contest

Chesapeake Green and Clean Poster Contest

The Clean and Green Poster Contest registration is up and running! The info on the website is up to date: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/Boards-Commissions/full-listing/ceic/award-programs-contest/Clean-and-Green-Poster-Contest.htm.

The contest is open to all students in Chesapeake public, private or home schools grades K -12. Students or teachers must register online now until Feb 22nd to commit to participating, then they’ll have until March 29th to complete their artwork. The  contest poster(pdf) and rules(pdf) are also updated and available. Prizes will be awarded!

Treakle Showers Kindness

Treakle staff presents donations in front of Shower Bus
Staff members presented members of First Baptist Church, Bute Street (Norfolk) with the donations raised by Treakle students, faculty, and staff.

On Wednesday, November 21st, as students and staff prepared for the season of thanks and giving, they were able to honor one of the reasons for the season.

Fredecia Hawkins - teacher who headed the outreach project
Fredecia Hawkins, teacher at GA Treakle who initiated donation project

Throughout the month of October, celebrated as Kindness Month, students gravitated to making our school-wide community project a success by indeed “Showering Kindness on Our Community.” Students donated toiletries, snacks and weather wear with the sole purpose of giving to the homeless throughout the community. Student participation became infectious and continually inspired others to give.

Treakle staff presents donations 2
(left to right) Mia Wilson – teacher, Shelia Johnson – principal, Fredecia Hawkins – teacher, Joel Robins – assistant principal, Earl Peeples – school security

This year the school chose to give to the shower ministry of First Baptist Church, Bute Street of Norfolk.  Their shower ministry provides a non-traditional method of showers to the homeless community by way of a shower bus! Students were able to tour the bus and were in awe at the sight of two shower and dress areas on a bus for those in need.

Treakle was able to donate 26 prepped snack/toiletry bags along with eight additional large boxes of supplies topped with bows. The five church representatives were overwhelmed with excitement and thanks for the kind gesture shown by the students and staff of Treakle.

PTA board members

multicolored stick figures holding hands

Glenda Roberson- President

Vice President (vacant)

Leah Valentine-Godfrey – Treasurer

Naiyhani Battle – Secretary

Congratulations

 Teacher of the Year (2017-2018)

Mrs. Jacqueline Cooper