• Nov. 3, 2016 
    Baker’s Fall Outreach raises more than $3,000

    Baker students The Baker Elementary School community raised more than $3,000 during its Fall Outreach Project. The monies will be divided between two causes that are closely affiliated with the school.

    To date, $1,473 has been raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where a fourth grader from Baker Elementary is currently undergoing treatment. And, to date, $1,673 has been raised for the Teresa Fox Memorial Scholarship in honor of a Baker teacher who passed away last year.

    The Baker school community collected donations at the school’s annual Boo Bash and throughout the month of October, culminating in the inaugural Baker Fall Crawl. Students paraded in costume to the Morton Fire Station, pausing for a cup of apple cider before returning to school.

    “We are so grateful for the enormous generosity of our families and greater school community,” Dr. Patrick McClintock-Comeaux, Baker Elementary principal, said. “We especially extend our thanks to the Polochak family who not only staffed the cider table, but also donated Pittsburgh Penguins tickets that were raffled off for those who donated at the Boo Bash.”

    Dr. McClintock-Comeaux cited the importance of community service projects in the educational process.

    “Service projects like this are important because it reminds our students they are part of a larger community...a larger family,” Dr. McClintock-Comeaux said. “Ms. Fox spent her career making children feel like they belonged to something very special at Baker School. Baker can then honor that lesson by reaching out to support our classmate who is receiving treatment at St. Jude’s.”

    Donations are still being accepted. Those who would like to contribute can send checks to:
    Baker Elementary School
    Attn. Fall Outreach Project
    2300 Morton Road
    Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

    Checks for the Teresa Fox Memorial Scholarship should be made payable to Upper St. Clair School District. Checks for St. Jude’s should be made payable to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Any checks to Baker Elementary School and/or cash donations have been divided evenly between the two causes.