Backpack Program Food Drive to benefit Tuxedo School District
Tuxedo Park School families donated over 80 bags of shelf-stable food to keep local children nourished on days that free breakfast and lunch programs are not available.
Sixth grade students loaded the donations on to the truck headed for the Tuxedo School District Backpack Program.
Pink Bake Sale and Upper School Dance to benefit the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center
The Student Service and Leadership Group spearheaded the first bake sale of the year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Families were asked to provide goodies (think pink!) and, thanks to the organization and enthusiasm of the students, the bake sale was a HUGE success!
Proceeds from the bake sale and the Upper School Dance (also organized by the Student Service and Leadership Group) benefitted the Hudson Valley Resource Center. Students from the group presented a check for $600 to the Resource Center at an all-school Friday assembly. Way to make a difference, TPS!
Trick or Treat for UNICEF to benefit UNICEF
Before Halloween, each division at Tuxedo Park School took time to discuss UNICEF and the work that it does for children in
need throughout the world. Students were amazed to learn that just $5 can buy a soccer ball for a group of children to play with, that $15 can provide a child with safe drinking water for one year, and that $50 can provide 35 children with a day's worth of lifesaving nutrition. TPS students headed out for trick-or-treating with their orange UNICEF boxes and came back with over $800 - enough to provide three months of supplies for 4 teachers and 160 students! What a wonderful way to share our belief in the importance of education with children in need.
November 20, 1pm
Each year, members of the TPS community gather to prepare Thanksgiving apple pies for families in need. Our annual pie baking community service took place on Sunday, November 20. Nearly 40 people joined together to slice apples, fill crusts, bake pies, and decorate boxes with Thanksgiving greetings. At the end of the afternoon, over 40 pies were made and ready to deliver to GAP (Grandparents Acting as Parents) and the Suffern Soup Kitchen. Thank you to all who participated!
Winter Giving Tree
As part of our ongoing focus on community service, TPS collected new or handmade mittens, gloves, and hats to decorate our Winter Giving Tree. TPS collaborated with St. Mary’s Church to distribute the items to families in our local area. In addition to our donated items, the families received gift cards for groceries and/or other items for the holiday season through St. Mary’s Secret Angels project.
In support of December's Making a Difference theme of peacefulness, the Student Service and Leadership Council added a day onto Secret Snowflake and asked for donations of pet items. Cassie B. contacted the Warwick Animal Shelter about their needs, and then, during a Friday assembly, spoke to the student body and faculty about the need to bring some peacefulness to pets at the shelter. The TPS community was more than generous with their donations. On February 9, Mrs. Morrisohn and Mrs. Vignola will drive the Student Service and Leadership Council to the animal shelter on the Happy Bus to deliver the items.
Join us on Friday, February 3 at 3:00pm to make fleece blankets for the Linus Project. Students of all ages with their parents are welcome! Please bring: 1 yard (60 inches wide) of printed or solid fleece and good scissors for a baby blanket. If you would like to make a children's blanket, please bring 1 3/4 yards. Want to make a blanket but can't be at the event? You can follow the pattern found here
and bring your completed blanket to school by Thursday, February 16, and we'll include it with our donations!
Special Olympics New Jersey (Grade 7)