Tolland Triumphs Over Hunger
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The Tolland Triumphs Over Hunger project is our large scale community service event which empowers students, staff, and community members as they work together to positively affect the lives of others. The idea for this charity meal packing event was brought forward by two Tolland DECA students: Jordan Lyonnais and Kayleigh McManaman. They pitched this idea as a DECA community service event and it was soon approved and championed by Mrs. Bridge and Ms. Fox.
The DECA students chose the charity organization Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) based on their familiarity with the event, as well as the fact that 100% of the money raised goes directly to purchasing supplies and materials and setting up the food and work stations for the event.
After meeting with the Northeast Director for FCE, it was decided that we would host a meal packing event on March 12, 2015. The whole school will participate in a 30-minute information assembly about hunger followed by a 30-minute packing session. The event committee has also planned to include members of the community by inviting senior citizens to attend and work alongside the high school students and staff.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to package 40,000 meals. The majority of these meals will be delivered to local food shelters and then be distributed to further locales in need. A deadline for donations has been set for March 1, 2015. Donations can be made online, through corporation sponsorship, and at school collection sites. Five DECA seniors, Jordan Lyonnais, Kayleigh McManaman, Corey Jenkins, Stavros Evripidou, and Emily Warrington, went to the FCE Northeast Headquarters in Windsor to create and film a video explaining the goals, dates, and methods of collection which was enthusiastically received by the student body in advisory on the first day of the semester. DECA members will visit local businesses to offer corporate sponsorship of an assembly line in exchange for a $400 donation. Please scroll to the top to make an online donation and view the video.
- Important Dates
- January 23rd: First Collection Date
- March 1st: Donation Deadline
- March 12th: Meal Packing Date
- Raise $10,000 to feed 40,000 children
BREAKFAST WITH SUPERINTENDENT WILLETT
Come enjoy coffee and donuts. Bring your questions, comments and conversation! 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Board of Education Offices, 51 Tolland Green.
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TIMELINE FOR PREPARATION
To view the timeline for budget preparation, click here.
Tolland High School received the final report from the decennial evaluation visit in March 2014. To view a copy of the letter from Principal Fox, click here.
To download a copy of the NEASC Final Report, click here.
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
To read the letter regarding school closing information, click here.
STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNTS
For more information regarding the student email accounts, click here to read the letter that was sent home.
Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the THS Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.
TOLLAND PROJECT GRADUATION
Saturday, March 28th
Volunteers needed: 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collection of Bottles/Cans - Open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Birch Grove Elementary School
No set shifts – Volunteers needed to work a 2 hour shift or ALL DAY from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A pizza lunch will be provided. Bring a friend and spend a few hours helping Project Graduation sort bottles and cans. No experience needed. A great way for students to earn those community service hours needed for school or church.
THS Seniors: Each time you volunteer for any project graduation event [ bottle drives, football games @ Rentschler, basketball @ Gampel], your name will be entered into a drawing for a cash prize to be awarded at the senior assembly in June. If you volunteer once, your name goes in once, if you volunteer 3 times, it goes in 3 times. The more you volunteer, the better your odds!
Thank you for supporting Tolland Project Graduation!
To read the letter regarding the change in
graduation requirements - click here.
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FORM
Completed forms can be turned into the student's counselor.
To download a copy of the form - click here.