A few of our schools have initiated their own relief drives, including:
- On Tuesday September 5th, Gilmartin Elementary School participated in "T-shirts for Texas on Tuesday" in which students were allowed to wear a red, white or blue T-shirt for a $1.00 donation. The school raised $218, which will be donated to Houston Public Schools.
- Lee DiBella’s Kingsbury 5th grade class decided as a group that they wanted to help by collecting items for Harvey, but have decided to include relief to Florida. Many students brought in basic needs, such as toothbrushes, paste, soap, socks, etc., as well as toys. The class will create individual packages, and each student will write a card to include with each package, with a goal of 28 packages.
- Hopeville will be accepting donations for hurricane relief efforts during Book Fair Week September 18th – 22nd. Scholastic Book Fair has offered to match any donations the school collects from students, teachers, parents or anyone in our school community. They will be sending the proceeds to aid schools that have been effected by the hurricane. They have also offered to donate books to Hopeville Library in the amount collected from the donations.
- Crosby High School’s PBIS team has decided to “adopt” Crosby High School in Crosby, Texas to offer them a helping hand following their experience with Hurricane Harvey. Students sent a poster to the school that many of Crosby’s staff and students have signed.