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LS Student Council & Eco-Council Raise $1,131 in Support of Ukrainian Children

Magali Noth, Head of Primary & Elodie Resurreccion, French Curriculum Coordinator
Our entire community, including our students, has been affected by the attacks in Ukraine. The Lower School Student Council and Eco-Council decided to take action. They unified their forces and worked together to support the children in Ukraine.
They brainstormed over multiple Thursdays, during lunch or recess, to find a name for their fundraiser, to think about what to sell, how to raise money, how to promote their actions, etc.

We started our first meeting with the 4th graders, explaining what they remember from 3rd grade when they studied the UN (United Nation) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) in Social Studies. They explained to the younger ones that the UN was created after World War II to ensure peace in our world. They explained that UNICEF is a part of it, and that it is especially dedicated to supporting children. Naturally, our students then decided that their funds should go to UNICEF so that they can help children in the Ukraine.

Our student representatives partnered with parents Julie Elie, Hervé Bruckert, Adriana Parcero, Kate Renwick (special thanks!) and to sell small potted trees at the Lower School front gate on March 29. The students decided on a minimum donation of $10 per tree, however they explained that they were also accepting bigger donations. Students were particularly good at raising money, using great sales skills! 

Students raised a total of $1,131 which has been donated to UNICEF in support of children affected by the war in Ukraine. We're proud of our students for displaying our core values of Unity, Reflection, and Endeavor as they do their part to help improve the lives of children in a faraway community. We also thank all of our parents and community members who have participated in this fundraiser! 

If you didn’t yet get a chance, it’s not too late.  You can still donate directly here. As of April 10, French schools in the US have raised $8,078 in collaboration with the Embassy to help Ukrainian school children.
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