School organizes event in conjunction with Lights on Afterschool observation
Students and staff of Citrus Cove Elementary School will blanket the school in a cloud of pink Wednesday, October 17, when they support the Aftercare Program’s Breast Cancer Awareness set to start at the end of the school day. Principal Laura Green came up with the idea to “sock it to Breast Cancer” and the 300 students enrolled in the program have all received care packages with Breast Cancer Awareness shoe laces, bracelets, and socks. The entire school population—including students who aren’t in the aftercare program—and parents and staff are invited to participate in the event as part of the school’s observation of the Lights on Afterschool campaign.
The afternoon agenda includes presentations by two teachers who are also Breast Cancer survivors. Maryann Cain, third grade teacher of gifted students and Diane O’Connell, second grade teacher of gifted students, will kick off the afternoon with their testimonials. At 3:00, a DJ who’s also a parent of one of the students, will spin music as the school community walks laps around the campus.
Aftercare Director Sheila Ross said the event marks two significant occasions. “Citrus Cove will join thousands of schools around the country who are holding a variety of events to emphasize the afterschool programs that continue the learning experience for students after the end of the regular school day,” she stated. “As importantly, we’re raising the awareness of our students about the fact that we are fighting and winning the battle against Breast Cancer every day.”
For more detail, contact Ms. Ross, 561.292.7000 or email Sheila.email@example.com