Grade 4 Students sell handmade products for charity in annual Business Sale

Students in Grade 4 held their annual Business Sale yesterday, May 23 at the Mission Hills Campus. More than a dozen student-made products were set out for sale in the courtyard, where fellow Lower School students could shop around for their favorites. Products included colorful jars of slime, a biodegradable planter with seedlings inside and mini tye-dye “cannons.”
 
Grade 4 students have been learning the ins and outs of becoming successful entrepreneurs for several months in preparation for yesterday's sale. They learned pertinent vocabulary, designed prototypes of their products and pitched those ideas to potential investors (a.k.a. Dr. G. and a group of Grade 5 students!) Once they secured their funding, students headed to the Design Lab for production.
 
All of the students’ hard work culminated in the Business Sale, but their work isn’t done yet. They must now pay back their initial investors and decide which charity they want to donate their profits to.
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Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
 

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900