American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School

St. Petersburg, Florida

This year at Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School, we kicked off our BHSM activities with a fundraiser for Smile Train, the cleft lip and palate charity. Speech and language students advertised with signs around the school and morning show announcements. They created collection buckets, hats and signs to use at the morning dropoff and collected over $300! Students counted and readied the money for the deposit and results announcements. The last day of the fundraiser, a parent from our school who is also an orthodontist, called for the final total-so she could match our donation!

Our BSHM activities did not stop there. We offered free hearing screenings to staff and parents. Students who "graduated from Speech/Language" at any time during their elementary career were invited to a Graduation Luncheon to celebrate their successes. Students also made BHSM public service announcements on the school morning show.

It's been a fun month and we can't wait until next year!

Submitted by:
Phoebe Waller, MS, CCC-SLP

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