Wright-ings E-Notice

Daniel Wright Junior High School E-Notice - April 20, 2021

Student Volunteer Opportunities

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As part of Color War activities teams will work together on a service project for a charity or cause important to them. Each team has picked a charity and an action plan for their Color War service project. This challenge runs until May 7.


Some teams have chosen to make something to sell. During the first week of May, Daniel Wright will host the Color War Pop-up Shop. In-person students may purchase items during school hours. Edible items will need a permission slip in order for students to purchase them at school. Remote students and DW family members may place orders digitally. The SEL Committee will collect all the monetary donations and donate them to each team’s preselected charity. Information will follow on the Pop-up Shop in the upcoming weeks.


Below are some solo activities for students to get involved in to get extra points for their team.

Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day! Daniel Wright students are encouraged to do something outside to help our Earth. Students who help our planet this week can earn five points for their Color War team. They will also be entered into a drawing for a $25 iTunes gift card. To earn the points, students must turn in a picture of themselves doing something to benefit our planet. Take a picture of your volunteer activity and record it on the DW Google Doc so your team gets credit for your volunteer activity.


Ideas include:

  • Before and after pictures of road clean-up
  • Planting
  • Upcycle (find a creative a way to reuse something)

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Take part in the Daniel Wright Best Buddies Friendship Walk!


The Chicago Best Buddies Friendship Walk is Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year, there is a virtual and in-person option so everyone can participate safely. You can join the Daniel Wright team by signing up on the Best Buddies website. After you register, your name will appear as a Daniel Wright team member. All team members will earn 10 points for their Color War team.


Everybody needs a friend. But not everybody has one. It can be very hard for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make connections on their own. So Best Buddies matches them with a peer volunteer to form a "buddy pair". New friends open up a whole new world of opportunities! And donations from people like you and me make local Best Buddies programs possible. Big, small, somewhere in between your support will not go unnoticed. Join us in giving the gift of friendship - register to walk with us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk or make a donation today!


Please visit the Best Buddies website for more information about the walk.

Post Cards for Seniors

Join the Wright Way Club in penning Day Brightening Postcards for senior citizens at a local nursing home. The Club wants to give everyone the opportunity to make a difference and put a smile on a senior’s face. In the front DW office vestibule, there will be one box for pick up and another box for completed postcards. The collection dates run through Friday, April 30. Please contact Mrs. Solway or Mrs. Ligdas with any questions. This volunteer activity is not part of the Color Wars volunteering projects.

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair