HAFTR MS Holds 10th Annual Blood Drive

Students assist with effort from Long Island Blood Services.

HAFTR Middle School hosted its 10th annual blood drive on Wednesday, with 55 donors giving a collective 47 pints of their blood to Long Island Blood Services.

Seven HAFTR faculty members, including middle school principal Rochelle Brand, donated blood. Several HAFTR Middle School graduates, parents and Bat Ami girls also took part in donating.

Eighth grade students participated by assisting donors as they signed in, and by leading them through the donating process.

“We started it 10 years ago and each year it’s gotten bigger through word of mouth,” said HAFTR Middle School Nurse Claudia Hansen, RN, BSN, the event’s founder.

Hansen and her daughter have a bleeding disorder, so the idea of having a blood drive came up a decade ago when her daughter needed surgery. The blood drive has been held every year since.

HAFTR High School Students Become Audience for Blue Man Group

On a spur of the moment opportunity, the HAFTR High School Theatre Club jumped at the chance to see a special performance of actors auditioning for various roles in the renowned show, Blue Man Group. 

Max Lent, Rianna Harari, Liz Plaut and Sean Bokor ventured into New York City to catch the show. Needless to say, students were blown away at the various special effects used throughout the performance. 

Lights, beats, Captain Crunch cereal, paint, toilet paper, and twinkies were just some of the many unique objects that were incorporated.

HAFTR Kids Meet Hatzolah

HAFTR Early Childhood students learned that sometimes there are emergencies and we can always count on our friends at Hatzolah who will take very good care of us. They loved looking inside the ambulance and seeing all the equipment.


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