Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ugly Sweaters (and More) For a Good Cause

Photo Courtesy of Matthew Moyer
Rupert Principal Mathew Moyer, center, wears his silly sweater victory sash as proudly as any beauty queen.

Let's face it, there are few good excuses to wear that ugly Christmas sweater and its loopy cousin, the Christmas tie.

Classroom assistant
Terry Phillips and
her son Terryce got
all dressed up.
Second only to the fruitcake, it is a tradition to be avoided at all costs, but darn it if the folks at Rupert Elementary School didn't find a loop-hole.

J. Rine Strohecker with two of his 
fancier students
When you're raising money to help a former student fight cancer, well, pretty much everything is fair game.

The student, whose name we are not publishing here, is now at the middle school and both of her parents are out of work.

That does not bode well when you are going for cancer treatments at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

So out came the "silly sweaters," but that's not all.

As Principal Matt Moyer reports, "we had a big week at Rupert last week."
Fancy Friday indeed! Lookin' Good Rupert!

There was of course the sweaters-who-shall-not-be-named contest, which was won by Mr. Moyer himself.

Then there was the tasty treats.

Jamie Fazekas's third grade class had a lemonade stand at lunch all week, charging 50 cents per cup.

And finally, in a classy twist on casual Friday's, Rupert held a "Fancy Friday" dress UP day on Dec. 19.

All together, the school raised $850 to help the family.

I don't know about you folks, but I'm pretty sure that's a good lesson on the spirit of giving.

Third Grade Teacher Jamie Fazekas and her class sold lemonade all week long to raise money for a former student fighting cancer.

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