Thursday, January 21, 2016

Students Rebuild Pinwheel Challenge

Hi Star Academy Parents!

You may have heard your child come home talking about the "pinwheel challenge" taking place in Art class. Every year, creates a new challenge for students to get involved in helping those in less fortunate situations than ourselves.  I have had students participate in Students rebuild challenges for several year now and find the experience to be very rewarding.  Please read the blurb below from regarding this year's challenge:

Join Students Rebuildthe International Rescue Committee and Global Nomads Group to help Syrian youth from conflict areas recover from crisis and grow into happy, healthy adults. We're hopeful you'll learn more about the situation Syrian youth are experiencing, and then participate in the Challenge by making and mailing in pinwheels. For each pinwheel you send in, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2—up to $400,000—to IRC’s Healing Classrooms program. The more pinwheels you send, the more children you’ll help!

We have set a school wide goal to create a total of 750 pinwheels, which will raise $1500 for Syrian youth.  I am excited to report that we should meet our goal!  Many students have also been making pinwheels from home and bringing them in to help reach our goal.  So exciting to see students engaged and getting involved!  You can visit for additional information on this pinwheel challenge.

Emily Shane

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