LIVERPOOL - The South Queens Middle School is unique because no student is required to pay to be a part of a club or team.
Vice-principal Stacy Thorburn says this policy is in place because there are students from very diverse backgrounds in the community, and many who cannot afford to have their children involved in activities.
“We feel this allows all students to become a part of our school community,” says Thorburn. “We do not want any student to feel that they cannot do something because of the cost.”
To help make this possible, the school hosts a variety of fundraising events each year, such as the upcoming merchandise Bingo night on Dec. 10.
Three years ago, the school held a holiday fundraiser with a silent auction. This year, the organizers decided to change it up a bit because they didn’t want it to get old, says Thorburn.
Although there will be no cost to get in to this family-friendly event, there will be a price for the Bingo books to play. There will also be a bake sale during the event.
Donations for the event are starting to come in, and the support from the community has been great, Thorburn says. Attendees can expect to win anything from a gift certificate from the Quarterdeck and Frenchys to homemade jams and jellies and coffee makers. If you would like to donate something, please contact the school directly.
The South Queens Middle School Holiday Merchandise Bingo event will be held on Dec. 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Liverpool Fire hall.
“We would like to thank families, the community and the local businesses for supporting us in this fundraiser. We wouldn’t be able to do it without that support,” says Thorburn.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/126820694700988/