Dress Down Day for Hurricane Irma Raises Hundreds!


Last Friday’s Dress Down Day raised $920.48 for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida!

Inspired by third grader Dominic, who proposed a Dress Down Day a couple of weeks ago for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas – our school’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), third grade student Bobby and kindergarten student Zachary each individually stopped by the office on the same day to propose a Dress Down Day for those in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma. 

Administration approved the Dress Down Day, and it was set for this past Friday. Zachary volunteered to make a poster to advertise the day. 

We got all the Champions who proposed this recent Dress Down Day together on Friday to snap a few pictures. *Not all NJHS were able to jump in for the picture.

 

This week, students who proposed the Dress Down Day received “Matter of Pride” t-shirts for demonstrating a positive example of helping others and being a leader. 

Thank you, Champions, for being so caring. We are proud of you!

STUDENT FEATURE: NJHS to Hold Dress Down Day for Veterans


Dress Down for the Veterans

Written by Chris S., NJHS Secretary

Hey Champions, there’s a dress down day coming up, and National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring it!  All proceeds will go to Veterans Community Integration, an organization devoted to helping homeless veterans.  This dress down day will take place Friday, October 6.
 
As is typical of a Tucson Country Day School dress down day, the cost is one dollar, but extra donations are appreciated.  Dress down day and dress code restrictions still apply.
 
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will be responsible for collecting funds and donating the money to the previously mentioned charity.  This is the third year that NJHS will be cooperating with Veterans Community Integration, and we have scheduled a November trip to their warehouse to perform inventory.
 
Our very own Mrs. Cooper introduced NJHS to the group, and we have been conducting fundraisers for them ever since, donating all proceeds to their organization.
 
                                                                                   

Students Donate Money and Pet Items During Dress Down Day for Humane Society


Way to go, students! Our recent Dress Down Day raised $852.69 – and a lot of pet items – for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

During last Friday’s Dress Down Day, the Humane Society’s Public Relations Coordinator Sara Gromley visited our school to talk to students about the Humane Society. In addition to discussing the Humane Society’s mission, she also talked to students about how donations help homeless cats, dogs and other animals receive medical services, facilitate adoption events and run educational programs for children and adults.

Students and staff donated more than money during the Dress Down Day. They also donated pet toys, treats and food for the animals at the Humane Society.

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Humane Society Public Relations Coordinator Sara Gromley talks to students about how their donations are helping homeless animals.

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Students learn how their donations of money and pet items help the animals at the Humane Society.

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Students learn more about the Humane Society of Southern Arizona from the organization’s Public Relations Coordinator Sara Gromley.