Thankful Lindbergh students, staff celebrate Thanksgiving, give to others

Concord Elementary School students enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.

Concord Elementary School students enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.

Lindbergh students and staff found many ways to give back this Thanksgiving season, helping others in need, celebrating family and learning about our country’s earliest settlers.

LHS DECA Thanksgiving baskets

Lindbergh High School students put together 18 Thanksgiving food baskets for the Feed My People food pantry. Each basket contains a $15 gift card for a turkey, 10 pounds of potatoes, one package of rolls, a foil roasting pan, two cans of cranberries, four cans of corn and green beans, one jar of gravy, one pumpkin pie and two boxes of stuffing. Each basket is valued around $45.

In all, 17 were donated by DECA and one by the Key Club.

Concord kindergarteners feast together

Concord Elementary School hosted a Thanksgiving feast for kindergarten students, including cheese popcorn, juice boxes, carrots, pretzels, cornbread and fresh fruit. Students came dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans and during the feast they learned about the first Thanksgiving.

Kennerly kindergarteners learn about Native Americans

Kennerly kindergarten students traveled to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Nov. 16 to study Native American homes and the importance of the buffalo to the plains Indians.

The boys and girls saw and explored many interesting items from the buffalo, including a buffalo stomach, bladder, shoulder bone and a buffalo chip. Students also took a guided tour of the museum.

ECE collects food for area agencies

Students and families at Lindbergh Early Childhood Education collected 1,291 food items this fall for St. Joseph’s Outreach and the St. Louis Area Food Bank. The school has conducted an annual food drive for more than 15 years, to teach students about responsibility, helping others, and healthy eating habits. In addition, students learn counting with the cans, create a pretend grocery store, read and create their own food labels, and paint their favorite foods as part of the curriculum.