Food drive…

phRG3rdGradeFoodDriveParkview Elementary School third-graders in Rangely decided to put April’s moral focus — compassion — into action by hosting a food drive that benefited the Rangely Food Bank and the Rio Blanco BOCES Backpack Program. No prizes or awards were given to the class that donated the most food; rather, students were encouraged to participate in the drive because it was the right thing to do, third-grade teacher Pam Brady said. Parkview Elementary, which holds a moral focus assembly each Monday morning and addresses a different virtue each month, launched the program this year to develop skills that Principal Mike Kruger says children will use throughout their lives.