CFISD schools, departments give back during 2019 holiday season

December 20, 2019

The Eldridge Transportation Center supervisors pose for a picture with food and gifts collected by transportation staff. The Eldridge center was able to collect enough items to help eight families. The Eldridge Transportation Center supervisors pose for a picture with food and gifts collected by transportation staff. The Eldridge center was able to collect enough items to help eight families.

Dec. 20, 2019—CFISD students, teachers and community members celebrated the holiday season by giving back through school and business partnerships and volunteering.

Among the many districtwide giving efforts, the Eldridge Transportation Center adopted eight families this holiday season. Employees at the center collected toys, food and gift cards so that families will have gifts, food for a holiday meal and extra money for additional needs.

“Our goal as a team was to adopt four families,” said Heather Webster, special needs operations manager. “Through the generosity of our drivers and attendance workers, they provided enough food and donations to help eight families. The holiday season is about the giving spirit and we wanted to give back to our own transportation family.”

Shaneena Granderson helps roll boxes of food and gifts from the Frazier library outside to be loaded into cars to be delivered to Frazier families. Keith and Ault elementary schools and Jersey Village High School all helped contribute to this year’s “Frazier Express.” Shaneena Granderson helps roll boxes of food and gifts from the Frazier library outside to be loaded into cars to be delivered to Frazier families. Keith and Ault elementary schools and Jersey Village High School all helped contribute to this year’s “Frazier Express.”

Frazier Elementary School held its annual “Frazier Express” on Dec. 19, where volunteers, teachers and representatives from Frazier’s Adopt-a-School partners Allegiance Bank and Flotek Industries helped gather and deliver gifts and meals to more than 50 Frazier families. Keith Elementary School and Jersey Village High School helped Frazier by hosting Angel Giving Trees. Ault Elementary School helped donate some of the food delivered to families by hosting a canned food drive.

“We are honored to work with our business partners, our CFISD school community and our wonderful Frazier staff,” said Michael Pagano, Frazier principal. “Due to the generosity of our staff and community members, we were able to help more than 50 families during this holiday season. To see the joy in our students as we deliver the Frazier holiday packages is truly a blessing for our Frazier staff members and for our business community partners that worked so hard to prepare for this special event.”

Swenke Elementary School Watch DOGS dads help load gifts that were delivered to Lieder Elementary School. Swenke has donated gifts to Lieder for the last seven years. Swenke Elementary School Watch DOGS dads help load gifts that were delivered to Lieder Elementary School. Swenke has donated gifts to Lieder for the last seven years.

Swenke Elementary School continued its annual tradition of collecting gifts for families at Lieder Elementary School. Swenke was able to collect enough gifts to help 29 families with 44 children. Swenke Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) loaded and delivered the gifts to Lieder on Dec. 17.

“Over the last seven years, Swenke has had to privilege of working with Lieder Elementary School to provide holiday gifts for some of their families,” said Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Swenke principal. “Our school community has embraced this holiday gift drive each year. I am so fortunate to work at a school that truly believes in giving back.”

A. Robison Elementary School PTO members wrapped and delivered more than 1,000 gifts to students at Walker Elementary School. A. Robison Elementary School PTO members wrapped and delivered more than 1,000 gifts to students at Walker Elementary School.

A. Robison Elementary School also continued its tradition of collecting gifts for families at Walker Elementary School. By partnering with Cy-Hope, each homeroom class at A. Robison adopted a child and PTO members wrapped and delivered gifts to Walker. This year, A. Robison students and teachers were able to collect and give more than 1,000 gifts to more than 50 students.

“I love this holiday tradition that Robison has done for the last five years,” said Courtney Nespeca, Robison assistant principal. “The teachers take this opportunity to teach our students that it is better to give than to receive. It brings such joy to my heart that our families are so generous and give so much to help others in our CFISD community.”

Cypress Springs High School student athletes donated toys to Toys for Tots. Bins were placed throughout the school. Cypress Springs High School student-athletes donated toys to Toys for Tots. Bins were placed throughout the school.

Cypress Woods High School assistant principal Frank Fraley and senior Isabella Silveira hold the $1,800 check that was donated to Cypress Assistant Ministries (CAM). The Wildcats raised the money through their “White Out” pep-rally. Cypress Woods High School assistant principal Frank Fraley and senior Isabella Silveira hold the $1,800 check that was donated to Cypress Assistant Ministries (CAM). The Wildcats raised the money through their “White Out” pep-rally.

Cypress Springs and Cypress Woods high schools held toy drives to give back this holiday season. Cypress Springs had Toys for Tots bins around the school and Cypress Woods freshman Christian Deschamps lead the effort for toys to be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital. Cypress Woods also held a “White Out” pep-rally to raise funds that were donated to Cypress Assistant Ministries (CAM). The Wildcats raised more than $1,800 for CAM through their “White Out” pep-rally.

Cypress Lakes High School volleyball members visit with a Heartis Senior Living member on Dec. 8. Players hosted a sock drive throughout the season and gave them to members of Heartis. Cypress Lakes High School volleyball members visit with a Heartis Senior Living member on Dec. 8. Players hosted a sock drive throughout the season and gave them to members of Heartis.

The Cypress Lakes High School volleyball team hosted a sock drive during the season. The Lady Spartans visited Heartis Senior Living home on Dec. 8 to pass out socks and treats and visit with residents.

Cypress Park High School baseball and football players adopted three students at Moore Elementary School. The players provided wish list items for the students. Cypress Park High School baseball and football players adopted three students at Moore Elementary School. The players provided wish list items for the students.

The Cypress Park High School baseball and football teams adopted three students at Moore Elementary School. The teams partnered with Cy-Hope to provide wish list items for the students. Seniors from each team visited and delivered the fits to Moore.

Cypress Ridge High School softball members pose with the items collected through their holiday food drive. All food was donated to Cy-Fair Helping Hands. Cypress Ridge High School softball members pose with the items collected through their holiday food drive. All food was donated to Cy-Fair Helping Hands.

Cypress Ridge High School student-athletes hosted a holiday food drive. All items collected were donated to Cy-Fair Helping Hands, which provides help for homeless individuals.

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