Footprints students raise funds for St. Jude's


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Footprints Montessori School director Mrs. Bjorg Boschen helps one of the youngest racers make his way around the racecourse.




  • A racer stops on the racecourse to tie her shoelaces.




  • Footprints Montessori School director Mrs. Bjorg Boschen explains the safety rules to the second group of racers. No helmet, no race.




The children at the Footprints Montessori School held a Trike-A-Thon fundraiser for St. Jude’s Research Hospital on Wednesday, March 19.

The hospital is well-known for providing cancer treatment to children regardless of their families’ income. Riding a combination of two-, three-, and four-wheeled bikes and scooters, the kids each completed a series of laps for charity.

“Through their research they have increased overall survival rate for pediatric cancers from less than 20 percent to 80 percent today,” school director Bjorg Boschen said.

As a prelude to the race around the community room of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, the 18 students spent a week learning about tricycle, scooter, and bicycle safety and the importance of wearing helmets. They also were taught about the serious situation of children who are very sick and in need of expensive medical treatment.

The school has been in Vernon for 16 years and is located on Route 94 across from Highlands Bank and in the church’s historic parish house. It has a year-round programming offering private kindergarten and daycare services in addition to before and after care for school age children.

Visit the school's website at www.footprintsmontessori.com or call 973-764-1666.




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Should we arm teachers?
BY ERIKA NORTON
In response to the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and numerous injured, how to prevent school shootings and make schools safer...

Read more »
Image

Sparta lawyer named to organization's director
The Center for Prevention and Counseling announces the appointment of Janine Cerra, Attorney at Law, as a new member to their...
Read more »
Image

Wildfires legislation passes Assembly
Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space allowing controlled burns of forests and open lands to protect...
Read more »

Palumbo named to Leading Edge Society
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gross & Jansen REALTORS today announced that Mary Palumbo has been named to the esteemed...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Vernon man wins mega millions
  • Apr 16, 2018
Local News
Wantage Day set for May 19
  • Apr 18, 2018
Local News
Read the river before you launch
  • Apr 18, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ