Kaleidoscope of Friends

Across the country, Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress schools have made providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including those marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language and other factors.

With the theme of Inclusion Week being Kaleidoscope of Friends, your UPPTA Community Service members have teamed up with The Huckleberry Foundation started by Panther mom, Molly Russell. The Huckleberry Foundation for families with special needs is a nonprofit foundation that provides financial assistance to families with special needs children as well as local organizations that support special needs individuals. Keeping in line with the theme for the week, starting on Wednesday 12/5 we will have a Kaleidoscope of Giving contest benefiting the Huckleberry Foundation. Each grade level will have a blank kaleidoscope outside of Ms. Blazek's classroom. Students can donate money each morning beginning at 7:30am. As they come to donate, each student will get to color in a part of the grade level kaleidoscope when donating a minimum of $1. Collections will be taken Wednesday through Friday. The grade level that is able to complete the most of their kaleidoscope will win a special prize and celebration.

For more information on this amazing organization, please visit:


For questions on Kaleidoscope of Giving, please contact

Amanda Park or Jackie Gahagan, Community Service for UPPTA,

or Ms. Blazek, Inclusive Week Lead