Lead by Student Council, State Street sponsored raffles, Spirit Week, a Silent Auction, Grief Awareness Day, dances, and the Gingerbread House for Children's Hospital. The sixth-graders also raised money with the annual sixth grade store.
State Street averages more than $4,000 during the fundraising season.
"We have been fortunate for the past several years to have been chosen to present our check to Children's Hospital LIVE on KDKA." said Roppa. "The kids are always excited to represent their school and the Ambridge Area School District. "
Roppa, along with Stacey Brock, sixth grade teacher at State Street, wanted the students to see the organizations they are contributing to help.
"We make it a day trip so that the students can donate and see first hand the organizations that they have been raising money for over the year."
They tour The Caring Place, go to the PPG Wintergarden and see the Gingerbread House that they made, visit the Santa's Around the World and the Holiday Market in Pittsburgh's Market Square . They end the trip at Bravo! restaurant for a nice dinner.
"This year we were extremely pleased that the customers in the restaurant along with the staff thought that our children were so mannerly and well-behaved," Roppa said. "Mrs. Brock and I were so proud to be a part of this experience with our children."