The group decided to create posters to create awareness, get a PSA spot on the announcements and make presentations for the rest of the school. Each group would be responsible for different grade levels. There are many gripping images out there. Some just are not appropriate for the younger students. On Wednesday the groups will fan out throughout the school talking about the earthquake and how it has devastated Haiti.
Here is a draft of the parent letter that have sent for proof reading...
On Tuesday January 12 Haiti was devastated by a large earthquake. Haiti already one of the poorest countries in the world scrambled to save its citizens. In recent days aid agencies have been working hard to help the people of Haiti. These agencies require money to keep the supplies going to people in need.
On Friday the school is holding a fundraiser. It is called FINE FRIDAY. Students are encouraged to bring a dollar or two and participate. The Elementary students will be allowed to wear a hat during the school day or bring a stuffed animal to school as their "fine". For the Junior High students the will pay a fine to be able to listen to their Ipods or wear a hat. This is a fun way to raise awareness about this important world event.
All students received presentations about what was happening in Haiti. For more information please check out the following websites:
- The Big Picture from the Boston Globe Haiti 6 Days Later http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/haiti_six_days_later.html
- The Big Picture from the Boston Globe Earthquake In Haiti http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html
- 2010 Haiti Earthquake from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake
- The Haitian Earthquake and the student comments Sargent Park Math Zone http://sargentparkmathzone.blogspot.com/2010/01/haitian-earthquake.html
Thank you for your understanding. All donations will be donated to UNICEF. This agency looks after children. The students felt it was important to have all donations go to children. The Canadian International Development Agency or CIDA will match all donations. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
I will keep you updated... thanks for reading.