Thoma, Irene VanderHoek, Carol Kyle, and Beth Sullivan wrote a mini
grant "Wii Believe in Being Fit" and won! The NCJW (National Council of
Jewish Women) Mini-Grant program awarded a grant to
purchase a Wii system and balance board which will be connected to a
Promethean board. The NCJW Mini-Grant program allows educators to obtain
funding for enriching materials to enhance programs. Special thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women! Braun
Students and Staff Support Komen for the Cure
students in Mrs. Nagy’s class participated in the Save Lids to Save
Lives® fundraiser to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Staff
and Students collected over 300 yogurt tops, which raised about $30.00.
However, globally over $1.6 million dollars has already been donated to
the organization by various yogurt companies. Special thanks to the
staff and students who brought in their lids and helped enter them on
Special Thanks to those
with Perfect Attendance!
Food Drive and Holiday
Store Help to Provide for Braun's Needy Families
Braun conducted a holiday food drive of non-perishable items to help
needy Braun students and their families. The food was delivered right
before Thanksgiving and then again prior to winter break. Both food
drives were very successful with over 550 items brought each time.
Along with student and staff donations, local grocery stores donated
turkeys for each of our families, or a gift certificate. Food For Less
in Oak Forest donated turkeys for our Thanksgiving food drive and
Walt’s Food Stores in Tinley Park donated a $50 gift certificate.
Jewel employees took up a collection of their own money to purchase the
turkeys for our families! A big thank you goes out to all of these
Braun also held a very successful holiday store! They have held a
holiday store in the past, but this one surpassed all the rest. The
items in the store consisted of donations from staff and
administration. The room was decorated beautifully and the students
appreciated the atmosphere. Students were given a check of points that
they earned and banked to purchase gifts for themselves or for their
family members. There was even a section to wrap their gifts.
Some of the items that were donated included clothes, toys, games,
electronics, housewares, holiday decorations, stuffed animals, bicycles,
rollerblades, and much more! There was also a special raffle that
included several bigger items. As students earned a level 3,
they were rewarded with a raffle ticket. This was a huge motivator for
the students! A big thank you goes out to all the staff that brought in
donations and helped to put this function together on their own time!
What a great way to end the year!
CD and DESTINY Celebrate
Dr. Martin Luther
Ms. Arendt's and
third and fourth graders in the CD program teamed up with Ms. Bartkowski's DESTINY class to celebrate Martin Luther King Junior's
Birthday. The students did a great job working together. They sang four
different Dr. King songs and ate cupcakes.
BetterShredders is a
document destruction service
run by the students in the Transition Program. For a
reasonable fee, the students can shred your unwanted documents and
materials. If you have items that need to be destroyed, please call
Alison or Eileen at (708) 873-1600.
Get well soon to
Kathie Piccirillo and Jan Buckman! The Admin office is not the same
January Tech Tip:
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