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Schools Continue Haiti Relief Efforts

Schools Continue Haiti Relief Efforts

Hagerstown, MD (February 22, 2010): Greenbrier Elementary School students have raised approximately $1,500 for the Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund via a project called Houses for Haiti, involving students from grades three through five, designing and creating hand-made lapel pins in the shape of small houses. The project is under the director of art teacher Tandrea Coates. Each pin is being sold for a $5 donation to the Haiti fund. The pins are available at Greenbrier Elementary and in the lobby of the Central Office on Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown. Additional contributions have been generated through a coin drive conducted by the students.

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At Potomac Heights Elementary School, principal Carl Stark challenged students and staff to raise at least $750 for Haiti relief, and if they reached or surpassed that goal, he would have his hair painted red in honor of the Red Cross. The final total contributed by students, families, staff and the Potomac Heights community: $1,210. Principal Stark became a very bright redhead on Friday, February 19, 2010!
He is shown in the cover photo with, l-r: Brandon Castera, Chester Randall, Micaela Fleetwood and Alexis Stoner.
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Bester Elementary School staff and students raised $1,160.44, mostly in coins, to send to the American Red Cross for relief to Haiti. Principal Kristi Bachtell relaxed the dress code for staff members who donated ten dollars or more, by allowing them to wear jeans this week, while sporting a sticker that they supported Haiti.
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Students and staff at Eastern Elementary School recently delivered a check for $1,000.29 to the Red Cross, resulting from a coin drive for Haiti relief. Coins were dropped in a big water jug that was located near the school office, or when the jug was carried from classroom to classroom.

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