Guadalupe School 6th graders donned safety gloves and lab coats as they enjoyed a wonderful field trip at Nelson Labs. Nelson Labs executes over 700 microbiological and analytical laboratory tests in support of industries in the pharmaceutical tissue, and medical device fields. These test help mitigate the risks to medical clients and customers, as they are exposed to products each day that need to be sanitized.
The students learned about the types of scientists behind testing everyday products like bandaids and surgical equipment, helping us to stay safe and free from harmful bacteria and viruses. They were split up into five groups, and rotated between fun, educational stations. The activities included looking at bacteria through a microscope, using a blacklight to check medical equipment for cleanliness, and learning how to use sanitized tweezers to handle and test a bandaid for sterilization.
Guadalupe School encourages exposing students to the limitless possibilities they can look forward to when it comes to careers and learning. Thank you to Nelson Labs for providing a fun, educational environment for Guadalupe students to explore.
Every holiday season Guadalupe School is the recipient of multiple acts of service, organized and executed by wonderful members of our Salt Lake community. This year has been no exception - book and school supplies donations have poured in, our youth and adult tutors have continued their invaluable volunteering even during this busy time of year, and several organizations have organized to collect needed items and bring them to the school (read about Discover Card's awesome Thanksgiving-time service). Most recently Guadalupe School's Early Learning and Charter students have enjoyed some charitable gifts in the form of warm, fuzzy hats and brand new pairs of shoes!
The American Heart Association generously chose Guadalupe School as one of the recipients of its campaign to distribute knitted hats - a huge contribution to Guadalupe families, as the weather gets colder, and some families struggle to afford all of the new, warm clothing necessary for their children. The American Heart Association stated, "[We are] thrilled to contribute hats to the Guadalupe school as part of [our] “Little Hats, Big Hearts” campaign. These hats have been hand knitted with love and kindness from many volunteers throughout the state of the Utah to help raise awareness of heart disease in children. They are all red in color to represent love and serve as a reminder of heart health. It is never too early to be Heart Healthy. What better way to share love and kindness than to provide Little Hats for Little Kiddos so that they can feel warm and loved as they play outside being active and healthy."
In order to help warm Guadalupe kids all the way from their heads to their toes, Utah First Credit Union followed with a gigantic donation of brand new pairs of shoes for each and every one of our 300 K-6 Charter School students. This amazing service is a multi-year tradition, that always gets students beyond excited in anticipation. Utah First distributes the shoes in an especially fun way, by gift wrapping each shoe box individually in holiday paper, so that students can receive their gifts and open them together! We are so grateful for Utah First Credit Union's ongoing partnership and support of our organization. They have become an impactful part of the holiday season here at Guadalupe.
We are so grateful for the generosity shown during the holiday season, and all year round! Guadalupe School families and individuals benefit greatly from the charity of their fellow community members, and are so appreciative. Click the following links if you would like to support, through a monetary donation, in-kind donation, or volunteerism. Thank you!
For more than a decade, Guadalupe School has been privileged to share a highly supportive partnership with Ace Recycling and Disposal. The company is one of the biggest independent haulers in the Western United States, employs 200+ individuals, and runs approximately 100 trucks each day. They are also deeply committed to effective recycling practices and investing in a greener future for America.
Over the years, Ace Disposal has been exemplary in its multifaceted support of Guadalupe School. The company has long picked up Guadalupe’s recycling and trash at no charge, offsetting a significant expense for the School and allowing more funds to go straight to our academic programs. Ace has been a sponsor at numerous Guadalupe fundraising events. We love it when Ace folks are at our events! Most recently, Ace met with our Adult Education and Executive Directors to set up a system of making Guadalupe parents and adult education students aware of current job openings at Ace, which offers its employees great careers.
When asked about Ace's support of Guadalupe, Matt Stalsberg, owner and general manager, said, "We at Ace Disposal tremendously value our relationship with the Guadalupe School. Over the years we have seen a tremendous impact on the community. The model that Guadalupe has is so phenomenal, we can tell that the staff cares greatly for people. It is a privilege to do whatever we can to help and Ace truly enjoys it. Seeing how Guadalupe helps people is a real inspiration."
Guadalupe students are looking forward to a Spring 2019 field trip to Ace Disposal where they will learn about the use of renewable energy in a large scale industrial operation, how recycling works, and how big those trucks really are! We greatly appreciate our generous and involved partner, Ace Disposal, and thank them for the company’s longstanding commitment to Guadalupe School and its families.