Letters, JA and Bears: Oh My!

Partners in Education Traveling BearsNo, we’re not heading to Oz as the title of this post may imply.  Instead, Hixson has begun a journey through another year of partnering with St. Francis de Sales School!  Hixson associates take part in multiple programs with this Pre-K through grade 8 school, located in Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood, including:

  • Halloween Reading.  In this program, Hixson associates dress up in Halloween costumes and read to grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second.  Upon completion of the story, students are given treat bags and two books for their classroom.
  • Pen Pals.  In this program, second graders are paired with Hixson associates who take turns writing letters to each other throughout the year, and end the program with a pizza party.
  • Junior Achievement.   Hixson associates provide instruction in grades K through 8 using the nationally recognized financial literacy curriculum from the Junior Achievement organization.
  • Travelling Bears.  Teddy bears are more than just a cute toy in this program, which provides each first-grade student with a special bear that they name at the beginning of the school year. The bears then “go” on journeys both near and far and write back (with help from Hixson associates) on postcards to their students throughout the school year from the places they visit. At the end of the year, bears are reunited with their owners and students are given a special commemorative booklet to help them remember their bear’s journey.

Partnering with St. Francis de Sales is just one way that Hixson achieves our commitment to serving the communities in which we live and work.  Visit here to learn more.


Helping Our Community: Hixson and St. Francis De Sales School

Annual Pen Pal Pizza Party

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