Lewis students raise $1,000 for quake victims

DOWNEY - Lewis Elementary School in Downey participated in a wonderful activity on March 24, 2011. It was called "Jammies for Japan" and any student that wanted to come to school in their pajamas donated $1 to help out the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.A lot of kids came in pajamas and some teachers did too. We raised $1,073.63 to go to the Red Cross. It was very exciting to see how much money we raised. The student council participated to collect the money and so many people brought even more than $1. I think that everyone who brought money showed the Character Pillar of Caring. The special thing about it is that it came from the heart. -By Mercy Varela, fifth grade student at Lewis Elementary.

********** Published: April 14, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 52