Freeport’s Archer Elementary students raise funds for pediatric cancer
With a sunny sky and brisk breezes, Archer Street Elementary School students, staff and members of Freeport’s administration gathered at the school for their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.
This year, the school’s Turkey Trot kicked off with Principal Paula Lein thanking the students for their hard work and expressing to them the impact they had in raising funds for Whip Pediatric Cancer, an organization that raises awareness for pediatric cancer and helps fund research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Principal Lein then presented the organization with a check for $4,221 to help fund the organization’s mission.
Following, wearing festive hats, crowns and holding thanksgiving-themed signs Archer’s first through fourth grade students walked two laps around the school building as part of their annual fundraiser, proving that raising money for a good cause is also a great way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Archer Street’s Elizabeth Biscotti dressed as a turkey and posed with fourth graders from Justine Cirillo’s class at the annual Turkey Trot.
- Freeport administrators and Archer Elementary School staff presented a check to Diana Lorusso representing the Whip Pediatric Cancer foundation. From left, Archer Street Elementary School Assistant Principal Judith Friedman; Assistant Superintendent for Educational and Administrative Services, Dr. Alice Kane; Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education, Dr. Helen Kanellopolous; Archer Street Elementary School social worker, Elizabeth Biscotti; Archer Street Elementary School Principal, Paula Lein; Diana Lorusso, representing Whip Pediatric Cancer; and Archer Street Elementary School psychologist, Maricel Peon-Farrell.
- Students posed with their classroom sign while trotting around the school.
- Students displayed their turkey hand puppets during the annual Archer Street Turkey Trot.
Photos courtesy of Freeport Public Schools