Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Help for New Jersey

        At Indialantic Elementary thoughts of helping others in need is a tradition of our holiday. This year the plight of the coastal New Jersey residents, victims of the powerful Hurricane Sandy, is on our minds. There are some similiarities in our communites. Most obvious is the fact that we know hurricanes and the damage they do. Through our teacher community we learned of a school in Monmouth, New Jersey which experienced heavy flooding that destroyed books and materials, along with damage to buildings.
           Our school is adopting Monmouth Beach School to assist in replacing the damaged supplies and library books that are parts of the teachers' collections and not replaced through school district insurance. Other beach schools are joining the effort to restore classroom materials.
           Informtion came out through Mrs. Jones, our Guidance Counselor and our PTO. In our classrroom, room mothers are providing a coin jar for change from the students and anyone who wants to give. Indialantic is always generous, and I know we will join in the effort to help. We have all seen how small donations can grow to accomplish a lot when everyone is involved in some way. Our Room Moms are standing by to work with PTO and help us with our role in the process.

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