Friday, January 20, 2012

Character Ed Night A Success!!!

We had an amazing and exciting night celebrating the gift of others. As we exhibited the WCPSS character education traits, it was so moving to see our JYJ students and families working to help others in our community. Pictures are below. This is my very 1st Character Ed night and I had a fantastic time working on this awesome event with counselor intern Anna Decker,  JYJ parents Erin Duffy & Jan Pender, we were an amazing team!  A special thank you to the many parent, staff & student volunteers who helped with donations, prep work, dinner duty, managing a station and for just being there!  It was so great to see that our JYJ parents and students were able to play a role in helping others.  Charities that benefited from our Character Ed night were:
-SPCA of Wake County: we made dog chew toys and adopt me signs for animals at the shelter
-Raleigh Rescue Mission: we made & packed meal on the go bags for people in need of food
-Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas: we made care packages of snacks and a thoughtful note to children
-Tammy Lynn Center: we made instruments for the children at the center
-Mayview Nursing Home: we made (early) Valentine's Day cards for the residents
-Backpack Buddies: we packed meals for our JYJ backpack buddies program
-Help Heal Haiti Rice & Beans Collection project: collection of rice and beans for meal of refugees.
-JYJ Story Corps: Parents, Staff and students had an opportunity to video record thoughts and feelings on a teacher that had a positive impact on their lives.
Service with a smile, creating care packages for children at the Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Care Packages

Card making for Mayview Center

Making Cards for residents of Mayview Center
Grab & Go meals for the Raleigh Rescue Center

Packed Backpack Buddies bags

Making Instruments for the Tammy Lynn Center

Completed instruments made for the Tammy Lynn Center

Making chew toys for SPCA of Wake County

Taking a little break to smile for the camera!

Some finished chew toys
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1 comment:

  1. YAY for you and your school family - what a WONDERFUL account of your character night!!! Thanks for sharing such a ray of sunshine.