SPARTA, NJ - Each month Alpine School holds a Character Education Assembly to bring awareness to the character trait of the month.
In December that trait is Caring. During the assemblies, the students and teachers participate in a skit. They hand out Character Education certificates to the students who have demonstrated the character trait and they discuss the monthly service project.
There was a Caring skit and a singing rendition of the 12 Days of Caring at the Dec assembly. The chosen service project for the upcoming month was discussed. It is called the Souper Bowl of Caring. This is a national initiative in which many schools and churches participate each year.
Student are asked to bring a can of soup to support their favorite football team. When the students bring in the soup cans they will have the choice of two boxes into which they can place the cans. Each box will have a picture of one of the teams in the Superbowl. They can put their soup can into the box of the team they want to win the big game.
The collection will run from January 19 through 30. The collected cans will be donated to Sparta Township families in need.
“Our goal is to beat our collection from last year. Last year we got 366 cans,” said Alpine Guidance counselor Heather Yanoff.
At the end of the drive, students are invited to wear their favorite sports team’s jersey.