A beloved Fredonia Elementary School teacher has been diagnosed with cancer and has been out of school since the winter break.
In addition, two Fredonia Elementary students' siblings have been fighting pediatric cancer for several months.
In honor of the teacher and the Fredonia School students, the community is invited to attend the second annual Fredonia Elementary Dinner, featuring Chiavetta's chicken, on Thursday in the Elementary School Cafeteria from 4 to 7 p.m.
Hands of some Fredonia students and the bracelets they made are pictured.
All proceeds will benefit childhood pediatric cancer (www.stbaldricks.org) and will help defray medical expenses.
All families must make reservations. Tickets will not be sent home.
Instead, attendees will check in at one of the two registration tables at the dinner.
Fighting for cancer!
During winter break something bad struck the school. One of our elementary teachers found out she had cancer. To help raise money we are having a Crazy Hair Day and a Chicken Barbecue.
For the Crazy Hair Day, we had made 200 rainbow loom bracelets for all third and fourth graders. We will pass out the bracelets on April 10 so that everyone can wear one on their right wrist to show how we work together to fight cancer. All of the fourth graders helped to make these bracelets because we all care so much. We finished the bracelets in two days.
A huge thanks goes out to Mrs. Przybyla because she went out and bought all the rubber bands that we could have needed.
We miss you Mrs. Lowther, and we all will keep our blessings for you.
- By Alexandra Pucci-Schaefer, Victoria Spacciapolli and Taryn Sillanpaa, Mrs. Walzer-Meehl's fourth-grade students.
Bracelets for a
On a Tuesday in March a group of girls were making rubber band bracelets at a table in the hallway. Many teachers came up to see what they were doing, but our school counselor (Mrs. Przybyla) was very surprised about this idea. Mrs. Przybyla thought that they could make a change at Fredonia Elementary.
So, in a few weeks there was a plan to try to make over 200 bracelets, so on Crazy Hair Day, the school could all wear them to show they could work together and fight cancer. After she told us that, we had it done in two days! Crazy Hair Day is on April 10 and each student should donate a dollar to fight cancer.
I hope the next time you wear a bracelet you can think of this story!
- Lauren Sercu, Mrs. Walzer-Meehl's fourth-grade student.
To confirm a reservation or if you have questions, call the elementary school office at 679-1581, ext. 2425.
A basket raffle will also be held the afternoon of the chicken barbecue. A variety of baskets will be on display.
On Thursday, the elementary school students will also be participating in "Crazy Hair Day!" The students are asked to voluntarily bring in a dollar donation for the St. Baldrick's Pediatric Cancer Association and they are encouraged to wear their hair in any crazy way they would like.
Mrs. Walzer-Meehl's fourth-grade students wrote articles to encourage their peers to participate in Crazy Hair Day and the chicken dinner.