Whenever the Anne Hutchinson School community gathers for their HEART Assembly each month, students and staff members are invigorated! The acronym HEART stands for: Help Others, Engage in Learning, Act Responsibly, Respect Property and People, and Take Safety Seriously. Today everyone wore their new HEART t-shirts that were provided by the PTA.
Students celebrated their accomplishments for the month of April where they showed responsibility to the Earth by collecting old and worn out markers for recycling. During the month of May, their efforts will assist one of their classmates and the larger community.
The school is raffling a summer basket to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and its research efforts.
Fifth-grader Dan Thomson was diagnosed earlier this year with the Type 1 Diabetes and shared some of the challenges he faces with the group. He must prick his fingers and take insulin injections but he doesn’t allow the disease to stop him. Dan plays baseball, basketball and lacrosse.
Dan tells other students, “Always try your best, no matter what happens.”
According to the American Diabetes Foundation, 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. Dan’s mother Regina Thomson attended the HEART Assembly and said she was touched by the students’ generosity. “I am grateful for anything to help fund research. I truly believe one day, there will be a cure.”
Raffles for the Summer Fun Basket are $1.00.