WMMS Students Partnering to Rebuild Filipino Schools: Each One, Bring One
Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to make landfall, devastated the Philippines last month.
Did you know that Ms. DeLuna, a 6th Grade Science teacher, here at West Millbrook, is from the Philippines? She is a member of the Association of Filipino Teachers for America, a group that is working hard to provide Typhoon Haiyan relief.
Two elementary schools, in two different Filipino states desperately need our help! We are adopting Jubay Elementary School and Hapay Na Mangga Elementary School.
The WMMS Beta Club, Student Council, and Builders' Club are joining together to sponsor a school supply and book drive, and are calling it “Each One, Bring One.” Since all Filipino school children are taught in English, books written in English are perfect.
Rather than competing to win a prize for bringing in the most items, we want to be ALTRUISTIC. Altruism is unselfish concern for the needs of others. It is the opposite of selfishness.
Many Filipino children on the other side of the world have nothing right now. Their homes and schools were destroyed. Thousands of people died in the storm. Many families lost a loved one. Altruistically helping these people is our gift to them.
Between now and the start of winter break, December 20, we hope that every West Millbrook Student will bring in least one item to send our peers on the other side of the world. Pencils, paper, crayons, color pencils, pencil sharpeners, notebooks, books and other supplies are all welcome!
We also want to send hope and encouragement with the supplies, so hand made cards are much appreciated, too!