• AWR Holiday Care Fair

    AWR recently held their Holiday Care Fair in the school gymnasium. One of the key components to the Care Fair was that the students themselves acted as ambassadors, with classrooms of older students working with classes of younger students. These “Buddy Classes” selected a charity they wanted to represent at the fair.
    Teachers then guided the students to research and discuss the goals of the selected charity. The research was assimilated into a display board that served to educate donors on the day of the Care Fair. Students then made gift bags containing cards and token gifts. These were then given to loved ones over the Holiday season as it served as a representation of the donation made in honor of them.
    The 6th graders, spent the day escorting the younger students to the various booths. In addition, they aided in welcoming the students and taking them to the checkout area.
    A total of $6,948 dollars was raised and donated to fifteen different charities which included the Children"s Specialized Hospital, The Seeing Eye, and the New Providence Fire Department.
    Eye1The Third and Sixth grade buddy classes that selected The Seeing Eye in Morristown also  received a special visit from one of the Seeing Eye puppies. Mr. Woodhour, brought a 14-month old German Shepherd named Cochise for a visit and to tell the students more about The Seeing Eye program.
    The Care Fair could not have happened without the many volunteers . The Co-Chairs for the Care Fair said that “Giving back to our community is something that we can all do more, and instilling that virtue in our children at an early age is a gift that our entire community will enjoy.”
Last Modified on February 2, 2012