I often think about what a school day should look like on the day before a holiday break. When I think about my own experiences in school, I remember a lot of wasted time and clock watching, counting down the moments until I could escape to my home and family. Today, our students are experiencing something quite different.
On the day before this Thanksgiving break, we are doing something wonderful and inspiring. Over 650 of our students joined together to make a difference in the lives of others. Here is just a small sample of the great work accomplished on this one single school day:
4574 Cans or boxes of food were delivered to a local food pantry as a result of our breakfast exchange
7 boxes of toiletries and shampoo were delivered to a homeless shelter
$5,000 and counting was raised for our Relay for Life Team Live Strong from bottle flipping
$2,908 was raised for the Nicholas Pedone Foundation from our Basketball Challenge and Turkey Bowl
$1,280 was raised from our dance-a-thon and pond-a-thon activities
Many birds were created for our windows to help save our feathered friends
A Peace garden and organic garden boxes were built and installed on our school grounds
A beautiful new mural was painted that will be installed in our library
$1,091 was raised during our bake sale for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
1,000 cookies were baked and packaged for families at the Glen Cove Senior Center
18 birthday boxes were made for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
15 students went to the Trinity Church in Roslyn and helped to clean the grounds
42 students raked yards for seniors throughout the North Shore Community
22 students went to the Glen Cove Senior Center to bring smiles to our seniors
42 students helped to raise $147 and counting by making Crayons for Cancer!
Over $5,000 was raised for the Andrew Fierstein Live Strong Relay for Life Team from our bottle flipping activity
Again, I am so proud of our students who continue to prove time and time again that when you set your mind to something, hundreds of adolescents can and will rise to a challenge and make a difference in our world. Have a happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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News In The Middle
Dear Middle School Families,
Please enjoy this months edition of News in the Middle. In addition to sharing information with you about teaching and learning at the middle school, this edition highlights our World Language and Team E3 Students of the Month!