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March 2014

Rossman School students and teachers recently broke the school’s dress code … for a good cause.

The “Pajama Day” on Friday, March 15, raised more than $600 for Cheka School, a pre-primary school in the poverty stricken community of Arusha, Tanzania. Participants paid $2 to Student Council for the right to wear pajamas for the day.

The money students raised will support the Cheka School and community by helping to purchase school supplies, fund the food program that provides two meals a day to the students, and provide new uniforms, shoes, socks, and school bags.

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Rossman School strives to instill qualities in its student that will help them to become responsible individuals. Students participate in several service projects each year with their class and as a school community. So far this year, they have collected toys for Little Patriots Embraced, made blankets and cards for children in the hospital, and collected eye glasses for children in Haiti. Soon they will raise money for a school in Tanzania.

While children have various community service opportunities at school, it is important to reinforce the power of giving at home. Encouraging...Read more

Twenty-one Rossman fifth and sixth graders delighted audiences March 11 and 12, with their production of Once Upon a Mattress, a fun and quirky musical comedy based on the classic fairy tale. Rossman students were joined by children and parents from five area schools on the hunt for a princess worthy of the precious Prince Dauntless, and an evening performance entertained parents and members of the Rossman community.

"It has been an absolute honor to watch this cast’s journey these past seven months," said director Libby Salvia and Musical Director Karen Coletti in their...Read more

More than 250 people attended the “Golden Apple Gala,” a night of philanthropy and fun at Rossman School’s biennial dinner auction. The event on Saturday, March 8, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center allowed the Rossman School community to gather, bid in silent and live auctions, and enjoy an exquisite dinner.

The dazzling array of items up for grabs in the auctions — including sensational jewelry, rare sports memorabilia, vacations, Rossman Rarities and much more — helped the Rossman School Parents’ Club raise more than $175,000 for the children of Rossman School. Five...Read more

Rossman School fifth graders recently raised the money to buy more than 5,000 meals for starving and malnourished children, then volunteered their time to package the food.

This past winter, the class, which is taught by Jennifer Boyd and Todd Valdez, raised $1,250 for Kids Against Hunger, a food aid organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of undernourished children in the U.S. and around the world. Then, in March, the students served at a local packaging facility where they filled 25 boxes with enough meals to feed 14 children for one year.

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Rossman School students recently raised more than $15,000 for the American Heart Association through participation in two national fundraisers, Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart.

One hundred and five students in grades 2 through 6 participated in Jump Rope for Heart and 60 students in grades 3 through 6 participated in Hoops for Heart. In addition to raising funds for heart research and health education, the events helped raise awareness of the importance of incorporating cardiovascular activity into students’ daily routines.

Rossman School has participated in Jump Rope...Read more

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