Exciting news! The fifth grade hosted visitors from the Waterside School last week. Over the last few weeks, we have been working with the fifth grade class at the Waterside School, reading books about social justice topics and discussing these issues with them over Skype. One topic we have learned about is access to clean water. As part of the Waterside School visit, we skyped with Mike Gumbley, who works at a non- profit organization named “charity:water.” Their mission is to build sustainable, community-owned water projects in developing countries. We are trying to help families that don’t have access to fresh, clean water. We as fifth graders, at CSH and Waterside, helped this cause by holding a bake sale for “charity:water.” We brought in sweets of all kinds; cookies, pies, cupcakes, and much, much more! We had such a great visit with the students from Waterside. We did team building activities, such as making paper chains using only one glue stick and one pair of scissors, reading together, and having lunch together. We hope that the money we raised as a community will help people who do not have easy access to clean water. We want everyone to have safe drinking water!