As part of a math project, Ariana V. Flores, a fifth-grade student of the Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP), contacted the Philadelphia Affiliate of Komen for the Cure via email to assist her with a class project. After explaining why she chose the organization because of her grandmother’s loss to breast cancer, Flores met the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate CEO, Elaine Grobman, to learn more about the foundation. Since their meeting, Flores has spent time fundraising and as the co-captain of the “From the Hart” team in memory of her grandmother. Flores was awarded the February Pink Ribbon Honor. Grobman granted her the opportunity to represent Philadelphia in the 2012 Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure Kids Dash.
Loesche students learn to recycle
Judith Rubin at Loesche Elementary helped students complete their first recycle project for the year. Rubin taught her second-grade class about recycling and found that recycled drink pouches make great folders. Students now have the opportunity to earn a drink pouch folder handmade by their teacher. Students also made posters for the lunchroom about how to save the earth. Check out the kids at Loesche and visit www.terracycle.net to learn more ways to save the Earth.
Bridesburg Elementary fights childhood cancer
The Bridesburg National Elementary Honor Society has taken on the challenge to help fight childhood cancer. Students in fourth- and fifth-grades sponsored, organized and ran an Alex's Lemonade Stand and Lemon Face Contest at the school for three days on Feb. 15-17 during lunchtimes and collected $800. They also plan on holding more stands and additional fundraising events throughout the year.
Philadelphia Eagles Youth program selects Comegys Elementary for project
Comegys Elementary School has been selected by the Eagles Youth Partnership to build a playground, paint murals inside and outside the school, install mosaic tile masterpieces and install a 50x75 foot artificial turf field this June.