The Hartshorn Student Council recently sponsored a coin collection as their first community service project of the year. They coordinated with the parents on the PTO Community Outreach committee to raise money for the people of Wayne and Paterson impacted by Hurricane Irene. Students at each grade level brought in spare change and raised a total of $1,420 to buy 71 gift cards to be distributed by Family Intervention Services to families in Paterson and Wayne. Each grade voted on which store the gift cards should be from and Target won unanimously.
Alexis Benbasset, PTO Outreach Committee chair, told the students, “When I called Family Intervention Services to tell them the news, they were very impressed and appreciative of our community's generosity.”
The Hartshorn Student Council advisors are Sarah McCarthy and Alison Maider. The Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs are Laura Palomaki and Alexis Benbasset.
5th Grade Student Council Members:
Mrs. Orsini's Class: Elaine Zhou and Spencer Glassman
Mrs. Murphy: Maddy Rudman and Ben Schonhorn
Mrs. Lanzo: Armaan Singh and Morgan Hakes
Mrs. Gordon: Tyler Bernard and Melanie Fisch