Nixon Elementary School in Landing, NJ brought back the JAM and put it out to the school community to help raise money FOR THE KIDS and the Four Diamonds Association.
Students and staff, led by the Nixon Culture and Climate Committee (CCC), came together earlier this month to sing and dance to their theme song appropriately named, “It Only Takes a Minute.”
“JAM stands for JUST A MINUTE because here at Nixon we believe it only takes one minute to make a difference to be the best that you can be,” explained the Nixon Culture and Climate JAM Committee.
The Nixon community was asked to bring in donations during the week of May 8th to help the children at Hershey Hospital.
Principal Danielle Lynch shared with the Nixon families via her blog, “It was with extreme pride that I share with you the final amount collected FOR THE KIDS. With the additional donations made, the Nixon School community collected $1,532.64! This incredible display of generosity sends a powerful message to our students…it truly does take JUST A MINUTE to make a difference.”
For this year's JAM, Nixon partnered with students and staff from Roxbury High School’s Mini-Thon Committee to raise money for the Hershey Children's Hospital to support cancer treatments for children.
Mike Gottfried the RHS Mini-THON and Key Club advisor reacted to the Nixon news saying, “It’s truly incredible! Thank you for joining us in the fight and taking part in our mini-THON with the mini-JAM! You put together a tremendous event that clearly impacted the students. To raise that in just 5 DAYS is fantastic! Everyone involved should be proud.”
The big reveal at Nixon occurred on May 18th with special guests Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley, Gail Frassetta, a Four Diamonds representative, and the Roxbury High School Gael! The reveal led by David Siegel mirrored the high school’s reveal from a month ago.
A special thanks went out to Nicholas Kemmerer, fourth grade student at the school for using his drone and Go-Pro camera to capture the May 5th Mini-JAM led by Nixon School’s very own JAM Band.