New Britain Herald – Fundraising for Plainville Secondary School and Wheeler Primary School for Ukraine

PLAINVILLE — The Plainville High School Student Council and Wheeler Elementary School are holding fundraisers to help children in Ukraine.

Plainville High School is hosting a “Pi Your Teacher” fundraiser to help children in Ukraine, collecting Venmo donations through March 11.

The fundraiser, which began on Monday, also takes place during all lunchtime waves at 47 Robert Holcomb Way High School. For every $100 raised, students will be able to throw a pie in a teacher’s face on “Pie Day” on March 14th. Proceeds will go to support UNICEF’s efforts to help children in Ukraine.

UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and development assistance to children around the world.

Dominique Facin, an English teacher at Plainville High School, is the student councilor and is part of the group of teachers who have agreed to let the students “spread” them if they raise enough money.

“So far they’ve raised $100,” Facin said. “Our goal is to raise $100 per teacher. I think students are very concerned that children their age are affected. »

In addition to Facin, other participating teachers from Plainville High School are Ryan O’Connell, John Czerwinski, Anthony Dortenzio, Gabriella Strain and Timothy Rankin.

“Next Monday they will go down to the dining room and ‘foot’ each other in the face,” Facin said. “They will all take individual videos to send to students.”

Facin said she feels proud of the efforts of the Student Council.

“They understand how important this is and I appreciate that they found a relevant issue to fundraise for,” she said.

The Student Council also organizes other fundraisers for the school. Recently, they completed a fundraiser for the school’s homecoming weekend.

To donate to fundraising through Venmo, send money to @PHS-Blue-Devils. The name “Carl Johnson” should appear, which is the name of the principal of Plainville High School.

Steve LePage, Superintendent of Schools, added that Wheeler Elementary School is also promoting a “Blue and Yellow Day” this Friday to raise funds to donate to “Save the Children” – an organization that helps children. children around the world to have access to food, medical care and other services.

“Right now they are focused on supporting the needs of children in Ukraine,” LePage said. “Staff and students are encouraged to wear blue and yellow and donate $1 or more to the main office on Friday. We will have more spiritual days for Save the Children in March. »

LePage said he will also encourage other local schools to replicate “Blue and Yellow Day” in Wheeler.

“As a community, Plainville is always engaged,” said LePage. “I’m proud of the work we do to support those who need it most and Ukraine is definitely on that list. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or [email protected]

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Wednesday March 9th, 2022 1:14 PM. Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:16 p.m.

Martha K. Merrill