A group of Schuylerville Elementary School students is using the skills they learned in class to help give to sick children. Students in Amy Jordan’s life skills class donated $500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the profits they earned by running the Holiday Shoppe in December.
“We were very excited when PEP asked our class to help with the Holiday Shoppe,” Jordan said. “It was wonderful to watch the students take the concepts they’ve learned running the SMILES school store and carry them over to another project.”
A representative from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently visited Jordan’s class to accept the donation. After the visit, the children decided they wanted to continue to help out.
“Our students are very proud of their accomplishments and honored to help other children,” Jordan said. “They have decided they would like to continue their efforts with another project.”
The students will be selling Valentine’s Day carnations on Friday, Feb. 12 for $1.50 each. All of the profits will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.