Dear TUHSD Community,
The old adage “it is better to give than to receive” rings true throughout the Tolleson Union High School District during the holiday season. While our students are preparing for the end of the first semester by studying for exams and completing their assignments, they are also supporting those in need.
During Thanksgiving, many TUHSD students volunteered with the Tolleson Service Committee to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 2,000 community members at Tolleson Union High School. TUHSD students helped serve meals, wash dishes, pick up trash, and clean up the cafeteria in support of the Tolleson Service Committee and the community. They dedicated their time on Thanksgiving Day to support a tradition that dates back 31 years. It was heartwarming to see so many TUHSD students engaged in community service.
This December, all TUHSD campuses are participating in Feeding Our Families. This project was created by student council leaders from each campus as a means of providing meals to TUHSD families over the winter break. Each school has committed to collect food and assemble food boxes that will be distributed among TUHSD families in need. The goal is to ensure that TUHSD students have meals over extended breaks from school.
The La Joya Community High School National Honor Society has started a knitting club and is meeting on a regular basis to knit blankets for those in need. At their most recent meeting, over 40 students and staff members gathered for a few hours to work on the blankets that will be donated to community members in need. The club is growing in popularity and is open to any knitter who wants to help.
Sierra Linda High School’s FCCLA club is supporting No Kid Hungry with a 5K run/walk on December 14 at the SLHS track. Runners and/or walkers are going to raise money to support No Kid Hungry, a national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.; the run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. For registration information, visit the SLHS Facebook page.
As the year comes to an end, please know that there is still time to make a tax credit donation to any school in TUHSD. To receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, simply go to our School Tax Credit page to learn more and download the tax credit form. You have until December 31, 2013, to complete the form and return it to a district school or the district office. You make the choice of which school receives the money. If you have no preference, the money will be used where it is most needed. You do not have to give the entire amount allowed. You can make a difference with just $50, $75, or $100. In addition, the tax credit donation can be split between district schools.
On behalf of the Tolleson Union High School District, I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for all you do each and every day to support our students and our community.
Yours in education,
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