Brunswick Acres is closed again today, making this the sixth school day to be cancelled since last Monday due to power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Many of us were left without power, some for a longer time period than others. As frustrating as this has been and continues to be for many in our area, the sentiment that seems to be shared by most is that we are feeling very fortunate compared to our friends and families who lost everything along the coast


During these times, we try to do what we can by making monetary donations, dropping off supplies to shelters, inviting people into our homes, traveling to areas that need help with clean up and more.  These efforts are so important for our state to recover from this unprecedented storm damage.  


In an effort to provide a way for kids to help, I created a project called, 
"Shells for NJ Shores" .  It is an art project in which teachers and students everywhere are invited to participate to help Sandy victims. The idea is that students can create and sell "shell-themed" art, make a donation to the organization of their choice and track our progress online so we can see how our heart-work is making a difference.  



To learn more about Shells for NJ Shores, click here or on the image above:
http://shellsfornjshores.weebly.com/

Please pass this along to anyone you think may want to give their children a chance to assist in the recover and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey.


To all of my students and B.A. parents, I hope you are doing well and have had your power restored.  I hope school will be open for us all soon. 


 
 
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3rd grade artists want to help polar bears.  We discussed global warming & the effects it is having on our earth and wildlife in art class.  Students know that if our polar ice disappears, Arctic animals could have trouble surviving. Students are recycling & using compost bins.  They unplug chargers when devices are finished charging.  Some students even use energy saving light bulbs.  All of these things help reduce the effects of global warming. What will you do to reduce your carbon footprint?  

View our polar bears on Artsonia!  Please remember to send comments to our talented artists! http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=458697