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ST. JUDE WALK-A-THON.
Please continue to collect pledges for our St. Jude Walk -a-thon which will be held on Wednesday, April 30. Our goal is to raise $2,000 for this charity. At St. Jude Hospital:
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962.
St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists world- wide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that “No child should die in the dawn of life.”
April’s free items are a California Blend vegetables with all $40 orders and Chicken Gems with all $90 orders and the promo code: APRBONUS at check out. Do not forget to qualify for your free Frequent Buyer gift! Make two purchases of $40 between February and April then one more in May to receive your FREE Storage Basket! All orders need to be placed by Thursday April 24. All paper orders need to be placed in the Market Day box outside of the teacher’s lounge by 3 PM or all online orders at marketday.com placed by 11 PM. The pick-up date is Monday April 28, 4-6 PM in the gym. If you have any questions or issues with pick-up, please contact Koreen Kuhn at 712-4126 or email@example.com. Remember we have very limited space in the freezer so please make arrange- ments if you are unable to pick up your order.
A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE
by Mrs. Grutzner
Once upon a time there lived a girl named Jewels. She loved to be outside running around. But what she especially loved to do was play soccer. Unfortunately, her two sisters loved to play softball. So, the girl’s stepmother would only talk about softball.
Not only would they only talk about softball, but they made her wear softball uniforms all the time. She had no other clothes. It was humiliating for someone who loved soccer to have to wear a uniform for another sport. When she would ask her stepmother if she could sign up to play soccer, her stepmother informed her that she could not. She had to be the manager for her sisters’ softball team. They needed someone to pick up the bats, clean the helmets, and fill up the water bottles. The stepmother did say it was a very important job.
A few weeks into the softball season meant the start of the Spring Softball Tournament at the local park. Now Jewels did not pay attention to the softball tourney. Instead she would watch the soccer league championship game behind the dugout. Oh, did she want to play!
A few days before the Spring Softball Tournament, a player on the Oregon team broke her leg. The other players asked Jewels to play. She was ecstatic, but she needed to figure a way to play in the soccer tournament without her stepmom finding out. Luckily, the soccer game was before the softball game. She just had to leave right as the final whistle blew to make the start of the game.
The soccer game started. Jewels was having a blast. She passed to a girl nicknamed “Book-It,” who nailed it into the back of the net. The Oregon team was up 1-0. The game went back and forth. The head coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team was there watching and could not believe his eyes. Jewels was amazing. He wanted her on his team.
Suddenly, the final whistle blew. Jewels ran quickly off the field without shaking hands. The coach looked everywhere for Jewels, but all he found was a soccer cleat with the number 10 on it. He did not see her run off to the softball game.
The next day, he went door-to- door looking for that talented soccer player. When he arrived at Jewels’ house, she was inside wearing a softball uniform. He still asked her to try on the cleat. She did, and he knew she was the player he had watched yesterday. He asked her to join the national team immediately, and Jewels never looked back.
If you loved this Fractured Fairy Tale, please join us in the fourth grade classroom as the fourth graders read theirs on April 24 at 8:15 a.m. Please R.S.V.P. by April 21 to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can create a schedule.