Montowese students’ heads shaved for good cause

Montowese Elementary School students took turns ridding their heads of hair Monday to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity that raises money to help battle childhood cancer.

The school halls were buzzing with excitement as barbers from Blur Barber Shop in North Haven did what they were called upon to do.

“We’re very excited for this fundraiser, as we raised a lot of money,” fifth grade teacher Julia Corrice said.

“I know the leadership council is excited about the money raised for the cause and they got about $1,700.”

Montowese Elementary School has 270 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Leading up to Monday, the school held a penny war to see which class could raise the most money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

“We went to the bank and it took two hours to go through all of the coins,” fifth grade teacher Jenna Malkin said.

Montowese Principal Sandra M. Preneta was pleased with how the fundraiser panned out, noting that school staff and members of the community really helped out.





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