At BFA Fairfax, amidst all of our teaching and learning, our hearts (and, at times, classroom discussions) return to the situation in Ukraine.  In support of persons impacted by the conflict, the Fifth Grade Team, in conjunction with the 8th Grade Student Council, is organizing a school-wide fundraiser to benefit the people of Ukraine through the work of World Central Kitchen.  

Below is a link about this amazing organization, which responds to people affected by worldwide crises with hot meals.  They are currently providing meals to Ukrainian refugees as they cross into bordering countries as well as those unable to flee and remain in the country.

Volunteers with World Central Kitchen, providing meals to Ukrainian refugees.

We believe strongly in the importance of teaching our youth the importance of helping others in need.  Many of our students are well aware of the situation in Ukraine and want to help.   Our students love to extend a hand whenever they can!

We are officially kicking off our fundraiser on Monday, April 4, 2022!  This will be in the format of a Coin Challenge (each advisory will have a jar to be filled, with the winning advisory in each grade earning a pizza party).  Additionally, teachers will share an informational video about the work of WCK with students.   You will find a link to this news story below. 

Don’t be surprised if your child comes home asking for all of your loose change!  

Eight-grade students make fliers advertising the coin drop.

The fundraiser will take place through April vacation.  Our 8th grade student council, along with 5th grade buddies, will count the change and share donation total updates with us.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Justin Brown is the Principal at BFA Fairfax Middle School. He is a regular contributor to THE FWSU STORY. You can follow him on Twitter @jbrownenator

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