HULL — Superintendent Judith Kuehn, Principal Christine Cappadona and the Hull PTO are pleased to share that students at the Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School received a donation recently as part of the school’s year-long kindness initiative.
This year the Jacobs School is taking part in the One Word initiative using the book, “One Word for Kids: A Great Way to Have Your Best Year Ever” by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page. The word “kindness” has been chosen as the school-wide “one word” that everyone will focus on this year.
In the spirit of spreading kindness, the Hull PTO, along with the Emma Ryan Memorial Fund, donated a large supply of blue light glasses for students in the school for when they use their school-supplied computers in class.
The glasses help filter out potentially harmful blue light that is emitted from devices such as phones, computer screens and televisions, and have been shown to help protect children’s eyes over time. The glasses are especially important given the increase in students using technology as part of their education.
Students Ben Manewal, Declan Flaherty, Ava Palermo, Graysen Markiewicz and Daniel Schultz introduced the glasses to students during a schoolwide remote assembly on Friday, Oct. 1. They were then delivered to each classroom.
“Students were so excited to receive the gift of these glasses and have been wearing them frequently when using their school-issued devices,” Principal Cappadona said. “We are very grateful to the Hull PTO and Mrs. Kerrie Ryan and the Emma Ryan Memorial Fund for this donation, and appreciate them spreading some kindness throughout our entire school community.”
About the Emma Ryan Memorial Fund
The Emma Ryan Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization founded to honor Emma Ryan, a 15-year-old girl from Hull who died unexpectedly on Oct. 29, 2016. Emma was a sophomore at Hull High School where she played soccer, basketball and softball. She was an honor roll student who participated in student government.
The Fund was created to reflect the way Emma lived: caring, kind and always thinking of others.
Emma’s mother, Kerrie Ryan, is a fifth grade teacher at the Jacob’s School.