JMS Holiday Collection Help Students at Staten Island School January 4, 2013
Dr. James Walsh, Mr. Jeffrey Zeiders and Mrs. Janice Cherry make good on their promise to JMS students.
Jefferson Middle School Student Council held a collection before the holidays with the goal to raise $3,000 for students at PS 041 in Staten Island who were left homeless by SuperStorm Sandy. JMS students exceeded their goal by raising $3114.34. The funds were used to purchase 24 gift cards at $125 each for 24 children attending PS 041. The gift cards arrived in time for the holidys at the school in Staten Island on December 21. One additional gift card was sent to a student in need in Eastern Pennsylvania. Students raised money primarily through homerooms donations, candy cane and hot cocoa sales.
Students were promised that if they met their building goal, JMS Principal Dr. James Walsh and Dean of Students Mr. Jeffrey Zeiders, would dress as penguins and walk through the cafeteria. The students' generosity was also rewarded with a Pajama Day and the homerooms that met their goals received holiday treats.