For the last 58 years at Miami Beach Senior High, an event has been held for the holiday season called the Share program. The Share program helps give back to the community of Miami Beach.
Originally, the Share program consisted of a school wide fundraiser for a specific charity. First period classes would collect money for a few weeks and then the student government would gather the money collected and purchase gifts for kids. Once the toys were purchased, the school would walk together to the Jackie Gleason Theater, bringing with them toys on decorated floats.
As all the students and faculty arrived at the theater, music would begin to play. The lights would dim and the class that had brought in the most toys would have the honor of bringing in the toys on their float and placing them under the giant Christmas tree. Once the toys were placed beneath the tree, the school would enjoy several performances put on through the Fine Arts Department.
On December 17, 2010 Miami Beach Senior High will keep the tradition alive! This year’s theme is Caribbean Holiday. Participating classes will enjoy various performances put on by our Fine Arts Department in the Miami Beach Senior High School Auditorium.
When we contacted social agencies, they stated that there are a lot of organizations collecting toys for elementary students but the 12 to 18 year olds do not receive anything. Therefore, Miami Beach Senior High will collect money for the economically disadvantaged students in our school. This money will be given to the PTSA who will use it to purchase gift cards from different stores. The family recipients of these cards will be determined by the Parent Resource Center of Miami Beach Senior High.
Teachers will receive the envelopes in their mail boxes and returned to them after each collection. Dates money will be collected: November 15, November 23, December 3, and December 9, 2010. A PTSA member will collect the money from each classroom during the second period on those dates. Week of December 13, 2010: The gift cards will be purchased by the PTSA.
The second period classes that raise the most money will have the privilege of building a 6ft by 3ft float out of cardboard and walk it down the aisle of the school’s auditorium to the tune of their choice.
The song can be of any genre of music but must be appropriate. The winning classes must have the song, on a CD, to Mr. Burris by the week of December 13, 2010 with a copy of the lyrics (no iPods will be accepted) The person who raises the most money in each class will have the honor of leading the float down the auditorium aisle.
The floats will be judged for creativity, originality and the Caribbean Holiday theme.Prizes will be awarded to the top three floats.
We, the Share Program Committee, wish to invite you to join us as we come together to help make this a memorable holiday for those less fortunate than us. BEACH IS DYNAMITE!
If you are interested in helping or have any questions about the program, please see Ms. Lakanen in room 324. Thank you, The Share Program Committee