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Back-to-school night at Missouri Elementary

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Above: Altrusans Jackie Gooch and Lisa Armijo and Missouri Avenue teacher Dan Hicks prepare the “Welcome to School” bags for his kindergarten students that were donated by the Altrusa Literacy Committee. The Altrusa Literacy Committee members made a “Welcome to School” bag for the students entering kindergarten this year. The bag included the book, “Kindergarten, Here I Come,” school supplies and many other fun surprises. (Submitted Photo)

Below: Missouri Avenue Principal Kirk DeSoto and Altrusans Mary Featherstone and Joan Blodgett help two students find their correct size of school uniforms. Altrusa members were excited to participate in the back-to-school event held on Tuesday at Missouri Avenue Elementary School. Members of Altrusa helped out by facilitating the Altrusa Uniform Exchange program for the students. Parents donate uniform clothing that their children have outgrown and in return they receive items in the size they need for their student. No one is ever turned away. Parents who do not have clothes to exchange can still participate in the program. This is the third year that Altrusa has provided this assistance to parents and students of Missouri Avenue Elementary. (Submitted Photo)