Riverview Elementary second graders Lyvia Weiss and Bailey Walejko start a school supplies drive for the annual Back to School Bash held every August at the Waushara County Courthouse. The drive is currently underway and will run through March 6.

Riverview Elementary School Supplies Drive underway

Back to School Bash to receive donations

Having seen first-hand the success of the Riverview Elementary Toy Drive for the Community Christmas Project implemented by fellow student Cami Culver in December, Lyvia Weiss, 8, and Bailey Walejko, 7, went to Principal Ann Fajfer and their teacher, Marisa Steppke, with hopes of starting their own community project to help others.

“Lyvia and Bailey wanted to come up with something that they could do to get everybody energized in another way,” said Fajfer. “Cami Culver really did start a nice chain reaction with kids to think about things that they can do to help support the community.”

Knowing students are always in need of school supplies, Lyvia approached her friend Bailey with the idea to start a drive.

“I didn’t want to do the exact same thing as Cami. I wanted to do something different and I thought everybody has to bring in supplies when they come for school,” said Lyvia.

With Bailey on board and Steppke offering any assistance they may need, Lyvia and Bailey approached Fajfer to share their school supplies drive proposal.

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