Jim Foley of the Houston Rockets’ Broadcast Team with Duchesne fifth-graders Robin Estus and Bridget Daly who served as co-hostesses during his recent visit to Duchesne Academy as part of the Celebrity Reading Program. Mr. Foley brought in examples of the newspapers and other materials that he reads to prepare for his broadcasts of the Rockets’ games. As a special treat, Mr. Foley read from Yao Ming’s autobiography, Yao: A Life in Two Worlds.
On February 18, 2006, Frostwood Elementary School’s PTA will hold their annual auction, “The Outrageous Vegas Ball”, at the Houston Marriott Westchase. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the special programs and activities our PTA provides for the students and teachers at Frostwood. For information regarding donations or tickets, please contact Heidi Doll at (713) 819-7002 or Kim Stratton at (713) 299-7668.
Step up and support teachers by participating in the First Annual Fund for Teachers “Fund Run” on January 21 at 1000 Bagby (Allen Parkway/Sam Houston Park). The “Fund Run” will include a (one kilometer) Kids K and a 5K Run/Walk. Following the races, a celebratory carnival will be held at Sam Houston Park, sure to be fun for the entire family. To register, or for more information call 713-296-6127 or visit www.fundforteachers.org.
Day of service
Holy Spirit Episcopal School first-grade students (left to right) Maddie Slater and Chinaza Ndee work with sixth-grade student Elena Streuding to sort a truckload of newspapers for the animal cages at CAPS during a Community Service Day at school. During this one-day effort, all students from preschool through eighth grade gathered together in the gym to work on various projects to benefit the community. Older students helped the younger students as they worked on projects to benefit four different organizations: Memorial Assistance Ministries, Citizens for Animal Protection Services, Jeans for Jesus, and Texas Children’s Hospital.
St. Agnes Academy will celebrate 100 years of educating thousands of Houston-area young women in an environment steeped in the Dominican mission at the St. Agnes Academy Centennial Gala and Auction, Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Westin Galleria. To honor their unwavering support and dedication to the Academy, the Dominican Sisters of Houston, who founded St. Agnes in 1906, will be specially recognized. Alumnae Mike and Jean Phillips, devoted Academy advocates and constant volunteers for school endeavors, will receive the St. Agnes Academy Dominican Spirit Award that evening. For ticket information, please call 713-219-5402 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sophomore girls at Episcopal High School held their annual Cookie Exchange in December. Held the weekend before final exams start, the exchange brought a little break from studying while the girls enjoyed visiting with their friends for an hour. Hosted by sophomore Katie McDowell and co-hosted by her friend Megan Plunkett, the cookie exchange benefited the Houston Food Bank. Each girl brings three dozen cookies and two cans of food to donate. They went home with a tray full of cookies, and a feeling of goodwill…then, it was back to the books!
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