Our toddler class is wearing their capes preparing for tomorrow’s CHOA Cape Day and reminding students to bring in Play-Dough.
Ella Young Play-Dough Drive
CHOA Cape Day, Friday, October 21, 2016
Who is Ella?
Ella is the 6-year-old daughter of Patrick Young, a member of our Marist Staff.
Ella has leukemia and was in the ELC (Early Learning Center) program two years ago. She is in remission now, and her spirit is strong. She has a treatment plan that would take her through a 2 ½ battle that she intends to win. While she, and all the other children with cancer, are in treatment at Children`s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), they need something to occupy their minds.
Children love play-dough. They squeeze it, poke it, squash it, pick it up and pat it down. It helps to develop small and large muscle development and improves fine motor. It helps to relieve stress. It`s calming.
Why Cape Day?
It`s an annual tradition at CHOA that honors and celebrates the “Superhero” patients battling illnesses. Although scary, these “Superhero” children fight near impossible obstacles. When they wear a Cape, nothing is out of reach. Cape Day is a special day that unites us all as sidekicks for the “Superhero” patients.
Why this message?
The children in the ELC are decorating their Capes to wear on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st. The ELC is asking for DONATIONS of PLAY-DOUGH which will be given to CHOA as their service project. The children will be in the arcade before school collecting donations of PLAY-DOUGH. They will accept any size, any color, even the kits.
This is NOT a non- uniform day, but would you be a “sidekick” for the children and bring them Play-Dough?