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Juan DeJesus Memorial Basketball Game – March 14th, 2018

Several students at High Road School of Wallingford got to wear their pajamas to school on Friday, December 15. The annual event, known as PJ Day, is a fundraiser for the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Students who give donations get to participate in PJ Day by wearing their pajamas to school.

Now in its seventh year, the event was highlighted in an article in The Wallingford Patch. Click here to read the complete story.

PJ Day for the Kids

PJ Day for the Kids’ 7th annual event has a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. High Road School of Wallingford was proud to join kids all across Connecticut on December 8th. 

High Road Schools of Connecticut Help Out Hurricane Harvey Victims

Students from many High Road Schools in Connecticut dove into providing relief for people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the end of our collections, students donated $345 of their school store money to the two charities we decided upon.

With Pet Centers in many of our schools, you can always tell that our students are connected to and enjoy taking care of animals.  The SPCA(Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas was chosen to receive funds to assist in their efforts for displaced animals.  Students spent time looking through a list of requested items.  They were then given a budget to select items on Amazon to have directly sent to the SPCA.  The students selected:

  • 3 cat litter boxes
  • 30 pounds of dog food
  • 32 pounds of cat food
  • 12 dog toys
  • 7 towels
  • 2 containers of cat treats
  • 40 cat toys.

The other half of the donations went to a local diaper bank to help provide diapers for families in need, The Houston Diaper Bank.  This charity was chosen because students learned through current event studies that diapers are not provided by many relief agencies in times of need.  With all of the monies donated, we were able to provide over 900 diapers and almost 2,000 wipes

As we continue on into the school year, our students will be participating in many more fundraiser for charity such as Operation Gratitude and PJ Day for child with cancer.  All of the student donations come directly from money students have earned by demonstrating positive and appropriate school behavior in their school store accounts at High Road School.  We look forward to seeing how many more events and how many additional dollars our students are able to raise!