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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 schools students. Over the past 22 years, our team of professionals has 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 smaple of the artwork from each school, click on one of the images below. The winners for this year’s 22st annual Thanksgiving Card Art Contest are:


Fatima S., 2nd Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
1st Place

Giovanna C., 7th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
1st Place

Briana W., 3rd Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
1st Place

 

And the runner-ups are:

 


Sara S., 5th Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
2nd Place
 

Alexa L., 2nd Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
2nd Place
 

Marilee H., 3rd Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
2nd Place


Laura L, 4th Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
3rd Place


Bryan G, 4th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
3rd Place


McKenzy M, 7th Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
3rd Place