18 Dec

5th Graders Lead Fundraiser

Two “amazing” 5th graders presented a check, holiday gifts and hand written cards from students at the D-E Lower School to Lynn Hoffman, the Executive Director of the Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF) at the Hackensack University Medical Center. LS 5th grade teacher Mr. Ostrer shares that “Gabi ’23 and Anya ​’23 thought of this project all by themselves. ​ They created a plan and presented it to Ms. Lewis, Ms. A and the D-E Fundraising Committee. The plan was slightly modified based on experience of other fundraisers here on campus and then the girls were set loose. They ordered and purchased products off the web to sell here at the LS and organized a group of 5th graders to help. They even advertised customized bracelets for an extra $3 and did the customization at home. Their creativity and ingenuity are truly inspiring.”