Light it Up Blue is a global campaign to raise awareness for Autism. All around the world on April 2nd, major landmarks and monuments such as the CN Tower, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building are lit up with blue lights to visually show support for the millions of individuals on the Autism spectrum.
Light it Up Blue at Hal High involves raising awareness, and raising money, part of which goes to Autism Ontario and part of which stays in Haliburton County to benefit individuals with autism who live in our community, including students here at Hal High.
All week staff/students can be donating to the jars in the classrooms as well as in the main office and library. On April 2nd there will be a sale table set up at the “T” at all breaks, that will sell baked goods and key chains hand made by our Practical Academic Life Skills class, as well as donation jars. If you purchase something from the table or donate at the table on April 2 then you will be given a puzzle piece to sign your name to and it will be displayed on the wall. At the end of the day all puzzle pieces will be pulled down for the different draw prizes.
Money break down is as follows:
$200 – Mrs. Backus wears an awesome outfit every Friday for a month
$400 – Mr. Simpson gets the shave
$600 – Mrs. Lloyd gets “blue-oozed”
$800 – Ms. Bulloch gets the bug helmet
$1000 – Mr. Waito eats a mealworm for every $100 raised
$1200 – Mr. Marsden gets his legs waxed!!!
Don’t forget, wear BLUE on Thursday!! Lets Light Hal High Up BLUE!!!
Support from the community is always welcome. Please drop by the main office.