Thursday, May 18, 2006

stick a fork in me...

it's almost summer vacation. my mind is gone.

my baseball boy is still doing well. he's smiling more and more every day. i'm going to his game tomorrow. they're playing a really good team, so he says i have to stay until the end this time.
i talked to guidance, and i've made sure they put him in my class next year. i told her that i can reach him.

on to the big news...there is a young girl at my school who has a genetic heart problem. over this past weekend, she had complications and needed a transplant. she recieved her heart after only three days of waiting.
now, obviously this is an expensive procedure, and the parents are swamped. so, her counselor decided to fundraise to donate money to the family...somehow (i still haven't figured out how) i got volunteered to head up this effort. i organized a change drive competition among all the classes. the counselor and i were thinking we'd make $1000 or so...in four days we've made over $5000!! it's amazing how the school is banding together.
i'm amazed by the amount of money students have donated and also by the generousity they've shown. it's so heart-warming to see the students behaving this way. sometimes i forget they're not little monsters all the time...
with the way things are going, we'll make several thousand dollars tomorrow...everyday we've doubled what we made the day before...

as great as it is to see, i'll be glad for tomorrow. raising five grand in four days is exhausting.

5 comments:

Ms. H said...

Clearly, you got 'volunteered' because they knew you were the RIGHT WOMAN for the job!!!

Excellent job, lady! You have blessed that family, as well as the kids in your school, more than you'll ever know.

Your grandma would be proud. :)

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

That's great that your school worked together to raise the money. We worked as a school and collected classroom items to send to a school in Mississippi that lost everything due to Katrina. We had over 1500 pounds of freight that shipped.

Dennis Fermoyle said...

Congratulations, AT. You make me proud to work in a public school. This is exactly the type of thing that happens in thousands of public schools around the nation, but not enough people hear about it. There are so many people who say that God is not allowed in public schools. But look at what you and your school have done! If people can't find God in your school, maybe they'd better take a closer look. (I originally put this comment on the wrong post. Sorry about that! Rookie mistake.)

shortone said...

AWESOME! I am so excited your school banded together like that. If the world could do what you guys have done, the world would be a much better place. Very cool! :-)

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

And this will be one of the things kids most remember about this year in high school: that they went out and made a difference. $5K may be a drop in the bucket when talking about a transplant, but it IS a drop, and it went in the bucket and helped fill it.

Good for you!