Hyman Fine Elementary School A Feinstein Leadership School Principal: Patricia Martin Program Coordinator: Meredith Robinson “As a Feinstein Leadership School we are committed to teaching our students to be caring of others.” Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein visited our elementary school on October 6th. On this day all students learned that we were a Feinstein Leadership School!! Mr. Feinstein’s enthusiasm was contagious throughout our auditorium. He informed all students and staff members what it means to be a Feinstein Junior Scholar and encouraged students to do good deeds and acts of kindness for others. Mr. Feinstein shared his motto, “Helping to better the lives of others is the greatest of all achievements.” All elementary students were thrilled to learn that they were each going to receive a Feinstein Leadership card. When Mr. Feinstein read the different places students could visit, the excitement grew. Mr. Feinstein’s visit left all students enthusiastic to begin writing good deeds down in their journals and couldn’t wait to take them home. Before leaving, Mr. Feinstein surprised everyone with a check for $2,000 which Principal Martin graciously accepted. Hyman Fine Feinstein Junior Scholars got right to work by taking part in “Socktober.” All month long students brought in all different sized pairs of socks. In total the school collected 480 pairs that were saved to be put into a “Pride Pouch” which also contained toiletries. The Pride Pouches were distributed by the high school at a dinner on Christmas Day. Hyman Fine ended the month of “Socktober” by having a crazy sock day. The whole school was in the spirit by wearing their most silly or crazy socks!! November brought our food drive and as another act of kindness, all Feinstein Junior Scholars from Kindergarten to fourth grade wrote letters or made pictures for our Hyman Fine Military Members and Veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. Students were encouraged to use words such as respect, courage, honor and thank you. Each Feinstein Junior Scholar really enjoyed taking the time to perform this act of kindness. The third and fourth grade student council assisted in stuffing and stamping envelopes so that they would be received in time. We then moved from the food drive to the can drive for the month of December. Feinstein Junior Scholars brought in their canned goods throughout the month and donations were made to a food bank in Attleboro. All students will be continuing to work hard as Feinstein Junior Scholars and look forward to the messages they receive from Mr. Feinstein. Mr. Feinstein shares good deeds of his Feinstein Junior Scholars on his weekly show “Our Great Kids’ which airs Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am on PBS 36 and Cox 8. Our sweatshirts will be arriving shortly and we look forward to wearing them on Feinstein Junior Scholar Day. Alan Shawn Feinstein is founder of the Feinstein Foundation, dedicated to helping the needy and encouraging youngsters to do likewise. His campaign to fight hunger has raised over $2.5 Billion for thousands of anti hunger agencies nationwide. There are now over 250,000 Feinstein Jr. Scholars!