Bellport High School
· Crisis counseling for students and staff 9-12 through 9-14
· Special Social Studies Curriculum-All Classes 9-12
· "Rescue Efforts" Collection of Materials and Fundraising 9-14
· After-School Memorial Service 9-14 (320 students and staff in attendance)
· Family referrals for counseling (ongoing)
Kreamer Street Elementary School
The children in Ms. Rauch and Mrs. Gurney' class sponsored a project called Kids 4 Kids. The children collected toys to give to children who lost a parent in the World Trade Center attack. Children from Kreamer Street School donated toys that were special to them or purchased them with their own money. Mrs. Gurney and Ms. Rauch's students made cards to go along with the gifts. The cards carried personal heartwarming messages.
This project was a great lesson in developing compassion and empathy for others. The children had a sense of pride in being able to bring some happiness to a child who was going through a difficult time.
Kids 4 Kids - In the light of the tragic event that took place in New York City, we would like to coordinate a project in which children help children. We would like to have Kreamer Street students donate items that will be given to children whose parents perished in the accident. We already know of some families in the community who have suffered a loss who will be receiving a Kids 4 Kids donation. If you know of a child who has lost a parent due to the World Trade Center attack, please forward the information to Mw. Gurney at Kreamer Street School.
The items the children can donate could be new or used. (If used, they must be in good condition). You may take your child shopping and have them pick out something special for a child who lost a parent. They could even use their own money to purchase the item. If your child would like to give one of his/her own possessions that would be a wonderful, self-less act that should be encouraged. By purchasing new items or giving something used, all children would be able to participate.
Items we are collecting include:
Toys, games, dolls, stuffed animals, art supplies (crayons, paint, paper), books, or any other items that you can think of that would bring a smile to a child's face.
We are hopeful that this effort will instill in the children compassion and empathy for others. By giving to others in need, the children will feel as sense of pride, contribution, and HOPE. Let this project unite us and bring forward our spirits.
Mrs. Ball's third grade class decided to help the rescue workers in New York City. They made posters and wrote a letter to all the children and teachers at Kreamer Street asking for donations of food, water and supplies for the workers. The response was wonderful. The class sorted the items and packed them into boxes. On the first day two cars were loaded with bottles of water, socks, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, baby wipes and snacks.
Mrs. Winfield's kindergarten class shows their Heart felt thanks for all who took part in the rescue efforts after the September 11th 2001 World Trade Center disaster. Their display echoes the sentiments of everyone at Kreamer St. School
Frank P. Long Intermediate School
"Pennies From Our Thoughts" fundraising campaign. Kids ran bake sales, tag sales, lemonade stands, etc. to raise $3,000.00 in the two weeks following 9-11-01. The funds were donated to local families who lost loved ones.
Bellport Middle School
Cross Country Team Fundraiser - students initiated car wash; raised $515 for Red Cross
Journal Writing - sponsored by Spinnaker Literary magazine.
Send-A-Message - sponsored by Student Council and Art Department; students wrote messages of support and thanks on t-shirts that will be distributed to various NYC Police and Fire Departments.
What is a Hero? - Compilation of stories and poems created by Ms. Lena's 6th grade students; to be delivered to a local family affected by the tragedy.
Red/White/Blue/Ribbon sale - sponsored by Student Council and Art Department.
Loose Change Collection - sponsored by Student Council; along with ribbon sale, raised to total of $1,286.00
Verne W. Critz
Students generated collection of coins - "Coins to Make the Sad Ones Happy" two-week period was used for collection.
Meetings and Support
· Class meetings to discuss the tragedy in N.Y.C.
· Parent letters were sent home to keep parents informed of discussions.
· Psychologist/Social Worker visited classes to provide support to students and staff.
· Faculty Meetings - to frame out discussions and follow up support if needed.