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Supporting Creativity and Literacy in Our Schools

BPM’s Annual Thanksgiving Card Art Contest

At BPM we are proud supporters of our community. To demonstrate our appreciation, we partner with neighborhood elementary schools and volunteer as mentors to promote literacy with local elementary school students. Over the past 23 years, our team of professionals have dedicated themselves to this cause by reading to students, partnering with student pen pals, judging essay contests, and making presentations at school assemblies.

As an extension of our commitment to elevating students and schools, the tradition of the Thanksgiving Card Art Contest was born, providing an opportunity for aspiring young artists to receive recognition for their work, while winning art supplies for their classroom. The contest encourages students to explore their creativity and individual understanding of what it means to give thanks.  

As the holiday season approaches, the schools in which we serve as reading mentors devote some of their class time to give students the chance to have their artwork featured on printed Thanksgiving cards shared with our clients and friends. Students are asked to draw a picture that captures the meaning of Thanksgiving. After BPM staff members choose their favorites, a winning submission from each of the three schools is featured on the BPM Thanksgiving cards and sent to our clients, contacts and friends. In addition, all participants receive a Crayola prize and the teachers of the winning students receive a donation to purchase much needed classroom supplies.

To view a sample of the artwork from each school, click on one of the images below. The winners for this year’s 23rd annual Thanksgiving Card Art Contest are:

2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SF Redding Elementary School
Yahya C., 2nd Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
1st Place
2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - PA St. Elizabeth Seton School
Jesus M., 1st Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
1st Place
2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SR Kid Street Learning Center
Orlando S., 5th Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
1st Place

 

And the runner-ups are:

 

2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SF Redding Elementary School
Joshua N., 4th grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
2nd Place
 
2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - PA St. Elizabeth Seton School
Aoife R., 7th grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
2nd Place
 
2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SR Kid Street Learning Center
Johanna D., 6th grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
2nd Place

2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SF Redding Elementary School
Sara T., 3rd grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
3rd Place

2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - PA St. Elizabeth Seton School
Mariana P., 4th grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
3rd Place

2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SR Kid Street Learning Center
Michael C., 2nd grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
3rd Place