Caring for Those In Need

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The Bayport-Blue Point school community recently came together to help support those individuals and communities who were affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Both Blue Point and Sylvan Avenue elementary schools took part in programs which will benefit students affected in Houston. The joint effort focused on collecting essential school supplies for students, includes glue sticks, boxed crayons, loose leaf paper and personal hygiene products.

In association with the Where to Turn Organization, Sylvan Avenue Elementary “adopted” Salyers Elementary School, located just outside of Houston, Texas. As part of this outreach, Sylvan has committed to assisting 100 families with their generous donations.

Fifth-grade students at Blue Point Elementary School also collected school supplies to help set up students with the tools needed to return to school. They also adopted the motto “We Choose Kind” as a source of motivation throughout the school year. After applying to Adopt-A-Classroom, a program created to assist schools affected by Hurricane Harvey, the fifth-grade classes soon after learned that they were matched with a fifth-grade teacher at John and Shamarion Barber Middle School in Dickinson, Texas. 

Additionally, staff throughout all district buildings participated in a Denim Donation fundraiser, in which they wore jeans in exchange for a monetary donation. The funds raised went toward the collection of 189 backpacks to be sent to those schools in need of supplies.