NewGate School students contribute to local charities in Sarasota, Florida

NewGate school students help give hope to hospitalized children, one bear hug at a time.
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Feb. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- The last Friday of each month, NewGate School students in the Elementary and Secondary School enjoy a Casual Day, a day without uniforms. This year Ms. Cheryl Allen, an Upper Elementary Teacher (teaches 4th – 6th graders), initiated a new spin to this day, challenging the students to donate money for a cause of their choice, stating that, “I think it will be a great way for the students to learn how to give, to contribute to their community, and to look beyond themselves.” Each month the Secondary School, Lower, and Upper Elementary classes alternate the responsibility of voting for their favorite cause, announcing it to the rest of the school, getting containers to each class, collecting the money on casual day, counting the money collected, and getting it to the chosen cause.  Some of the causes this year have been the Big Cat Habitat, toys to distribute at Children's Hospital, food for All Faith's Food Bank, and the International Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This past Friday the Lower Elementary students were buzzing with excitement, it was their turn to vote in a cause and they had chosen Victory Valentines, an organization that was founded by local students. They distribute hundreds of teddy bears from Build-A-Bear workshop to five area children’s hospitals to cheer up sick children on Valentine’s Day

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NewGate School is an independent, international, college-preparatory Montessori school, serving students from age 1 1/2 through the 12th grade. NewGate serves as the Lab School of The Montessori Foundation, an international organization that supports and develops Montessori schools and school leaders around the world.
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