Whitman Elementary School Turns Annual Polar Express Pajama Day into Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Whitman Elementary School had a little fun and did it for a great cause just prior to the annual holiday break. On Friday, December 23, 2016, Whitman held a Polar Express Pajama Day, which they incorporated into the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia PJ Day.
Called a “Polar Express Pajama Day with a TWIST!” students were encouraged to bring in change for the sick children spending the holidays in the hospital and are relying on care, cures and hope. Whitman raised an amazing $1,371.14.
And that wasn’t all. The classroom in each grade that collected the most money in donations also earned a dance party in the gym with physical education teacher Mr. Adam Clark. The classroom winners were: Mrs. Barbara Cona (kindergarten), Miss Samantha Haines (first grade), Mrs. Diane Fox (second), Mrs. Cathy Bennett (third), Mr. William Mumbower (fourth) and Mrs. Barbara O’Hara (fifth).
In the photo above, Whitman students sport their favorite pajamas while watching “The Polar Express” on December 23rd.
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