Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Some of us work hard to make , or scrape together the money to make even the most meaningless of holidays special for our kids. Halloween is supposed to be a fun time for kids to get dressed up and wreak a little organized havoc. The Kids at Jydstrup Elementary school probably won't have that luxury, you see everyone of those kids lives in an aprtment . Fully 25% of the students are abandoned after school ( meaning no adult shows up to pick up their child from school by 5pm ) and this Halloween the 5th Graders have one tiny request that I think we can help them out with ...They'd like to have a pumpkin. I received this email earlier today that i'll share with you
Jydstrup Elementary School will enter the Springs Preserve Pumpkin Decorating Contest. This is a big deal for the school since the school's name rarely gets out in the public other than news articles on abusive parents and kids who don't get picked up from school. The school is unique in that every single student who attends this school lives in an apartment - not a single student who attends the school lives in a house.
There were a lot of hoops to jump through for the new art teacher who is excited about entering all four classrooms in fifth grade in the contest. She had to get it past the principal, Ms. Slack, who doesn't believe in events, fundraisers or extracurricular activities for the students.
The entire fifth grade Jydstrup Elementary Class will have the honor of their decorated pumpkins on display at the Springs Preserve at the end of the month.
The school is in need of TWENTY EIGHT PUMPKINS or seven pumpkins per class (there are four 5th grade classes).
Can You Help ??
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate a pumpin or $3.00 , and I'll buy the pumpkin for you :)
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