Monday, May 16, 2011
Students, parents and staff have created more than 500 cranes and raised more than $300 for the Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.
Monday, May 16, 2011
There are many schools across the United States that put together fundraisers to aid in the humanitarian relief efforts for Japan. But the students, staff and parents of the Trahan School took it a step further and combined a fundraising activity with a chance to learn about a cherished piece of the Japanese culture --- Origami. Origami is the Japanese art of folding pieces of paper is various images, particularly animals. In the case of Trahan, the students, teachers and parents created cranes. The project stated on April 27 and, to date, over 500 cranes have been created. Along the way, the school has collected collected $331.65 in donations that will go to the American Red Cross for relief in Japan. The administration of the Trahan …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Fundraising efforts collect nearly $2,400 for victims of earthquake and tsunami.
"Whiz Kids" is a weekly column featuring individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even teams, who wow us with their accomplishments. This week, we feature the third and fourth grade students of the North Street School, who showed generosity of heart and money in helping the disaster victims in Japan. Students at North Street School Accomplishment: The third and fourth grade students raised $2,394.52 for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. The money was given to the American Red Cross. The students wore red and white (the colors of the Japanese flag) to call attention to their efforts and gathered donations from family and friends. Along the way, the students also learned a great deal about the country of Japan, their …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Fourth-grader donates her time at the Community Food Pantry.
Each week, Tewksbury Patch spotlights a "Whiz Kid," a local young person who has done something excellent either in school, at home or in the community. Meet this week's "Whiz Kid." Theresa Bello, 10 Fourth Grade, Trahan School Accomplishments: Theresa and her family help out at the Tewksbury Community Food Pantry every month. But recently, Theresa took the initiative to do some extra volunteering because he she just wanted to help. Reasons For Their Awesomeness: In the words of the person who nominated her, Theresa "has a heart of gold and loves to help people. Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout or did your local soccer team take the championship? They may be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree. Each week, Tewksbury Patch will seek …