New Horizon School 2010
On behalf of Team Kids and our Public Safety Partners, we applaud the students and families of New Horizon for taking action on five critical community issues.
• Sadaqa for Islamic Relief
Goal: collect $500 in coins
Outcome: Donations of $1600 for Islamic Relief USA to alleviate the suffering of our community’s poorest people
Estimated Value: $1,600
Goal: Collect 300 gently used books
Outcome: Collected 722 used books to be donated to by the Orange County Early Literacy Project to children in communities where children’s books are most needed
Estimated Value: $722
Goal: Collect 1 vanload
Outcome: Filled 2 vehicles with clothing, toys and household items for UPLIFT, to help other families in need
Estimated Value: $2,000
• Islamic Relief’s Palestine Project
Goal: Conduct a schoolwide carnival and donate 100% of the proceeds to benefit Islamic Relief’s projects in Palestine
Outcome: A wonderful, fun carnival!
Estimated Value: $1,230 was raised
• Make a Wish Foundation
Goal: $1,304 was raised through a school wide carnival to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation
Principal Eletreby met the Principal’s Challenge Goal by dressing in uniform for a day!
New Horizon students raised cash and donated goods with a total value of
$5,534 to benefit other children and families in need!
Even more importantly, students learned more about the power they have to make a difference.
New Horizon kids are amazing!
Team Kids Staff and partners from The Irvine Police Department, Orange County Fire Authority and the International Bird Rescue Research Center kicked off the Team Kids Challenge with a spirited assembly on May 15, 2009. New Horizon students were challenged to 4-weeks of service to take action upon issues of hunger, literacy, homelessness, and the marine environment.
The Challenge Carnival will be conducted by students from 4th, 5th and 6th grade on the Team Kids Leadership Team. The Carnival will be held in conjunction with the school's year-end ceremonies and moving up day on June 11, from 1:30-3:30PM at the school. All New Horizon families are encouraged to attend the carnival to see these amazing Team Kids Leaders in action!
Team Kids, New Horizon school join forces
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Team Kids Challenge was kicked off Friday at New Horizon Elementary, a private Islamic school in Irvine. The program was developed by Team Kids, an Irvine-grown nonprofit organization that gives children and teenagers opportunities to work on projects that benefit local, national and international causes.
“Our goal is to inspire young people to become responsible citizens with a passion for community service,” says Founder/CEO Julie Hudash.
Friday’s assembly brought together preschool through sixth grade students with role models — police officers, firefighters and mentors from the community — to work as a team on four-week project to strengthen their community.
Week one will team New Horizon students with Irvine’s Families Forward as they bring in the food “they like to eat” to fill two large barrels for the hungry. The second week’s goal will focus on the importance of literacy, as students bring in more than 500 of their used books, serve as “book doctors” to clean and restore the books, and then donate them to Orange County’s Early Literacy Project. The books will then be given to children who don’t have books of their own.
The third week focuses on Orange County’s homelessness issue. Students will work to fill a passenger van with used toys and clothes to give to the homeless and working poor through Santa Ana’s Southwest Community Center.
Week four empowers all 200 plus students as environmental advocates as they collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, with proceeds going to the International Bird Rescue Research Center which rescues sea birds injured due to ocean pollution.
At the end of their four-week program, the fourth through sixth graders who volunteer to serve on the Team Kids Leadership Team will host a school-wide carnival to raise funds for a charity that the students have identified.
More than 20,000 children have participated in the Team Kids Challenge since 2001 Hudash said. Collectively, kids have raised more than $200,000 for local charities.
Irvine Police Commander Mike Hamel talks about teamwork and how students can help the hungry.
|Publication: Freedom - OCR - IrvineWorldNews;||Date: July 4, 2009;||Section: News;||Page: 7|
Students at New Horizon Elementary School raised money, donated goods and hosted a schoolwide carnival recently to combat homelessness, illiteracy, hunger and environmental degradation in accordance with the four goals of the Team Kids Leadership Team’s Challenge Program.
More than 40 students in grades four through six at the private school in Northwood volunteered weekly during their lunch recesses to serve on Team Kids. The students worked with the Team Kids staff and the Irvine Police Department to plan carnival games and host a celebration for younger students. The student-led booths included a magic show, face painting, crazy hair and tug-of-war.
The students voted to choose a charity as the beneficiary of the profits from the carnival. The Make a Wish Foundation received the most votes and will receive all of the proceeds from the carnival, which totals more than $1,300.
Besides the $1,300 from the carnival, about 200 New Horizon students raised $5,000 in cash and donated goods to help families in need.
Students from preschool through sixth grade worked with police officers, firefighters, and mentors from the community for a month to help various causes.
In the first week, New Horizon students filled three large barrels with food for Families Forward. The second week, they brought in 682 used books for the county’s Early Literacy Project. The next week, the students filled three large vehicles with used toys, clothes and household items to help the homeless and working poor through the Illumination Foundation. In week four, 200 students filled 12 large trash bags with plastic bottles and aluminum cans and donated their recycling proceeds to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, which rescues sea birds injured due to ocean pollution.
Team Kids programs collaborate with the Irvine Unified School District, the city of Irvine, the Police Department, Orange County Fire Authority and UC Irvine. More than 20,000 children have participated in the Team Kids Challenge since 2001 and have raised more than $200,000 for local charities.
Batool Kweider and Aya Abdin have fun with shaving cream.