Friday, February 15, 2013
The school's Pasta for Pennies campaign raised $3822.69 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Music and dancing with principal Steve Vercellino launched a Friday morning assembly at Forest Elementary School in Farmington Hills, during which students celebrated a big donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Through a "Pasta for Pennies" campaign, students raised $3,822.69, represented in an oversized check given to Brittany Aman, the Society's campaign coordinator. "I am so proud of you guys," Aman told students. "This is an amazing job." The school's new Junior Optimist Club, with 15 members in grades 1-4, came up with the fundraising idea. Randi Schreiber, one of the group's parent coordinators, said the kids voted on a project they wanted to tackle in their first year, then promoted it with signs, school-wide announcements …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Student clubs help their schools by encouraging recycling, energy conservation and other environmental protection measures.
From the littlest "Pee Wee Power Savers" to high school Interact Clubs, local students are working hard to make their schools more environmentally friendly. Farmington Public Schools (FPS) officials during their regular meeting Tuesday at North Farmington High honored 10 buildings that have achieved Michigan Green School status, along with the clubs whose work got them there. Jim Pearse, the District's energy manager, said schools were eligible for three levels of recognition – Green, Emerald and Evergreen – based on the number of points accured in their applications. The state-wide program, established in 2010, requires a minimum of 10 points on a 20-point scale is required to achieve Green School status. Pearse said benchmarks on the …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Videos created by Jalen Johnson and Hailey Samples are finalists in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan competition.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Jalen Johnson and Hailey Samples, both of Farmington Hills, are finalists in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s “Make the Play for Healthy Habits” video contest. In January, the Blues asked fourth to eighth graders in Michigan for ways to help make Michigan healthier, and 40 students responded. The winner will be decided by public votes on aHealthierMichigan.org/kidcontest where the videos will be posted. Voting opens at noon on April 13 and runs through April 25, 2012, at 12 p.m. EST with the winner announced on May 7. Jalen is a 4th grader at Forest Elementary School, and Hailey is a 5th grader at Warner Upper Elementary School. Other finalists are Kailey Head, a fourth grader from North Elementary in Newport, Kate LeLone, an eighth …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The successful event benefits vendors and the Farmington elementary school.
Forest Elementary School PTA parent Melissa Rakolta is organizing a second business expo Nov. 3, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. – and there's still time for vendors to sign up. Rakolta has extended the deadline to Oct. 21. As an independent consultant for Thirty-One Gifts, through which she sells handbags and other gift items, she pulled the first "Friends of Forest" Expo together in late March as a way to help crafters and small business owners, while also benefiting the school. The event was overwhelmingly successful, with more than 60 vendors participating and many families attending. Cost for booth rentals is $25-$30, and space is limited to 40 tables. Sign up by contacting Rakolta via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 248-592-2132