Spearheaded by school speech pathologists Christine Monahan and Laurie Katz, Sylvan Avenue Elementary School recently celebrated its annual “Smile Train Week” to raise money and awareness for Smile Train, an international nonprofit that supports surgery and other essential care for children with cleft lips and palates. A main component of the week’s programming was “Walk A Mile for a Smile,” an event in which the student body walked laps on school grounds to raise money for the organization. These fundraising efforts were also paired with daily dress-up days inspired by “things that make us smile,” such as “crazy hair day” and “how many smiles can you wear day.”
Bayport-Blue Point School District thanks Monahan and Katz for their continued commitment to leading the school in supporting this cause, as well as their entire Sylvan community for their enthusiastic participation in the week’s events.
- Students at Sylvan Avenue Elementary School celebrated “Crazy Hair Day” as part of the school’s annual “Smile Train Week,” which raises money and awareness for international nonprofit Smile Train.
- Students at Sylvan Avenue Elementary School participated in the “Walk a Mile for a Smile” event as part of the school’s annual “Smile Train Week,” which raises money and awareness for international nonprofit Smile Train.
Photos courtesy of Bayport-Blue Point School District