St. Alphonsus Students Enjoy Summer Dress Day for Charity

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Submitted by Amanda Firmin

From left to right: fourth grade students Mark Williams, Cody Cassels, Michaela Torrance, Riley McLin, Bailey Mitchell and Megan Davis.


    It was a sea of many colors at St. Alphonsus Catholic School Wednesday, August 17, 2011 as students enjoyed wearing summer colors for charity.  Students donated a minimum of one dollar to participate in the fun dress day.  The students and staff raised $385.50 to donate to Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge.  One student asked his teacher if he could just wear his uniform but still bring in money because he knew there were people who needed it more than him.  “When our students ask those wonderful questions, we know we are doing something right!” said Nicole Phillips, a fourth grade teacher at the school.  Each month, students will be given the opportunity to wear fun dress that follows a theme in return for donating a dollar to a charity.  The “High Five Hornets,” St. Alphonsus’s positive behavior system committee, is in charge of organizing the days and donating to various charities.  “It’s our way of showing our children that even the smallest donation can make a big difference,” stated Guidance Counselor, Stephanie de la Houssaye.  Next month, students are looking forward to helping children affected by cancer achieve their goals while showing their LSU spirit just in time for the start of football season. 

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