By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Kimberly Jester and Michelle McCluskey
The third grade classes of Timber Trail Elementary took part in Crisis Center of Castle Rock’s Operation Elf. It was part of a project-based learning activity, a teaching method used where students try to answer challenging questions and solve real world problems.
Operation Elf made the holidays brighter for a special adopted community family of five. Cash donations raised by the classrooms provided the single mother, her 9-year-old triplet boys, one with cerebral palsy, and her 7-year-old daughter with needed clothing, outerwear, a special holiday meal and many gift cards to support additional needs of the family.