Fletcher Elementary School Gives Back to Its Family

Fletcher Elementary School raised almost $3,000 for its family members, paraprofessional Ann Marie Phillips and kindergartner, Elianna Vazquez, who are both battling illnesses.

“I’m so proud to be a member of the Fletcher Family,” said Fletcher Elementary School second grade teacher, Teresina Isabella, to a school-wide assembly. “Last month, Miss Schrader and I came to you and asked you for some help for two of our Fletcher families who are going through difficult times.  We wanted to show them our love and support. Mr. Knight told me that this month and last month’s theme is working as a team; we really worked as a team, as we always do. That is something we do when people are down, we bring them up. We also worked as a team to raise money for two members of our Fletcher families. Give yourself a round of applause.”

Students had a “Hat Day” for Mrs. Phillips and raised $800 and also had a week of collecting loose change for Elianna, which raised nearly $2,000.

“Our jobs as teachers is to educate and to help support our students in many ways,” said Fletcher Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennifer Schrader  “We try to foster empathy and express kindness in our actions. To raise money for these two individuals was a way to do something nice and show them that we were thinking of them. They are always in our thoughts.”

Both Mrs. Phillips and Elianna’s mother were very appreciative of the school’s donation.

“I just wanted to thank you all. This was so special,” said Mrs. Phillips. “I appreciate all you have done for us and I’m going to miss you. I hope I can come in and substitute and read to you when I feel better because I miss you all. Thank you again so much.”

“I wanted to tell you how appreciative and proud I am of every single one of you,” said Elianna’s mother Stephanie Armstrong. “She misses school so much and she’d be here cheering too. You are very extraordinary each and every one of you. It makes a really big difference when you take a second and think about someone else who might not have it as great as you. One thing I want all of you to learn is that there is someone who might be a little worse off than you. I appreciate what you did and you did such a good job. Thank you.”

posted on 03/06/2018 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, Spotlight, Staff, Students