Hurricane Sandy has knocked the Lavallette Elementary School out of commission for an estimated six- to eight months. Many of its students have been displaced from their homes, and classes are being held in a Toms River church.
At the Alfred Vail School in Morris Plains, parents are grateful that power has been restored and classes have resumed, and they are anxious to help their counterparts in Lavallette.
They can do so by eating lunch or dinner at Loveys Pizza on Thursday, Nov. 15. Parents should register their child’s name and grade, and note the amount of their purchase–either dine-in or takeout.
The pizzeria will donate 10 percent to the Alfred Vail Home School Association, which will buy gift cards for the Lavallette School, which needs school supplies. Loveys is at 91 West Hanover Ave.; call (973) 455-0677 for more details.
Parents at Alfred Vail also are collecting books for the Shore school. Students at Alfred Vail are asked to donate new or gently used books into a collection box in the cafeteria. The book drive runs through Friday, Nov. 16.
The Lafayette Learning Center’s annual clothing sale has been canceled because of Hurricane Sandy; clothing will be distributed to the Sandy relief effort, said Rachel Ritter, a parent and organizer of the event.