The Washington Capitals would like to congratulate physical education teacher Jack Jenkins and his fourth-grade students at Victory Elementary School in Bristow, Va., for being selected as the October winners of the Caps@School contest. As the monthly contest winner, Jenkins won a special Washington Capitals visit and Chipotle burrito party for a group of fourth graders he works with each day to enhance their reading skills. The students had previously read the mini story about Caps right wing Joel Ward
which Jenkins used to impress upon the students the importance of getting a good education.
At the school Slapshot visited with the students while they enjoyed burritos, chips and salsa courtesy of Chipotle. Each student also got to take home a puck autographed by a Washington Capitals player.
Through the Caps@School program, the Capitals are making available to local educators a free, online curriculum-enhancing teaching tool for first- through sixth-grade classes. The Caps@School website features lesson plans with Caps players, player fun facts, stories and more.
Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., teachers can enroll their classes for free and start to download lesson plans at the Caps@School website at CapsAtSchool.com