Chipping away at its goal to raise the $44,000 needed to preserve the sixth grade field trip cut from the Malverne school district' 2012-2013 budget, the Save Frost Valley Committee held a car wash fundraiser on Sept. 8.
Parents and students spent hours scrubbing cars inside the parking lot of Malverne High School, raising a total of $1,150 by the day's end. Several community and faculty members, including Howard T. Herber Middle School Principal Steven Gilhuley, supported the effort by making donations to the committee in return for having their cars cleaned by the hard-working kids and volunteers.
The committee's next fundraiser will be a concert on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the middle school, featuring American Idol sensation Robbie Rosen. Tickets can be purchased in advanced ($7 per child, $12 for adults) by emailing at the school or by emailing FrostvalleyHTH@gmail.com, or at the door ($10 per child, $15 for adults). They're also selling Save Frost Valley T-shirts for $10 each.
This district has booked the three-day field trip for the first week of June, but it will be cancelled if the Save Frost Valley Committee does not have all the funds collected and submitted to the Malverne Board of Education by its February 2013 business meeting. Speaking on behalf of the committee, Malverne School Board Trustee and SVF Committee member Gina Genti asked the board to consider a request made in late July to have the district pay a portion of the trip's cost, which it would later be reimbursed for by Nassau BOCES. Click here to learn more.