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Clarendon Girls Circle members read to kindergarten and first grade classes

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Members of Girls Circle read children’s stories featuring characters with hobbies and play preferences that are often associated with members of the opposite gender. The girls have been working on several projects related to challenging gender stereotyping in our culture. They are passionate about this topic and were eager to spread the message to the school’s youngest students, that children should feel free to be themselves and to accept and respect everyone.

Autism Awareness activities

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Recently, the 5th grade students participated in an essay contest on the topic, “If each piece were the same, we could never make a puzzle.”Why is it important for us to each be unique and special in our own way? The four winning students visited Mike’s Ice Cream to assist in making blue Italian ice for an autism awareness fundraiser. During the Blue Ice Sale, if a student bought an ice, he or she received a puzzle piece to write their name on and connect to a giant puzzle. The fundraiser was a success, raising approximately $725. This was the conclusion to Autism Awareness month. Other activities during the month of April included a “blue shirt day” and a pretzel and blue Gatorade sale. Approximately $1800 was raised which will be donated to Autism New Jersey. Throughout the month, the students learned about what autism is by participating in various activities in their classrooms. Additionally, approximately $1250 was raised for Spectrum Works, a non-profit Secaucus based company who employees only autistic individuals, through the sale of t-shirts made by the company and by participating in their #GoSpectrumBlue face painting challenge.

May Bucketfilling Winners

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May Bucketfilling Winners!! Kindergarten- Rohit Sridhar First Grade-Mason Garbo Second Grade-Ava D'Addetta Third Grade-Mohamed Hamdani Third Grade-Sybil Martinez Fourth Grade-Noah Tiruneh Fifth Grade-Vatsal Dwivedi
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