What You Need To Know About United Way Spirit Week

What You Need To Know About United Way Spirit Week

The unexpected Covid- 19 pandemic may have restricted certain events our school can host; however, Student Government Association (SGA) worked endlessly to find a way to have our annual week of dress-out days. This year, SGA has combined two weeks of dress-out day fun into one big event. Aspects of United Way Week, usually held in October, and Spirit Week, normally hosted in March, have been combined to form United Way Spirit Week. From February 22nd to the 26th, MSO and physical students can attend school dressed according to the daily theme. On Thursday, February 11th, our student body voted for their favorite dress-out day themes. After reviewing the results, the five dress-out days most popular among the students were evident.

Dress To The Theme

Monday the 22nd is Pajama Day, Tuesday the 23rd is Gender Bender Day, Wednesday the 24th is Meme Day, Thursday the 25th is Disney Character Day, and Friday the 26th is Movie Day. Whether you are on MSO or at physical school, make sure all outfits are school-appropriate. Surgical or cloth masks are required; however, no full face costume masks will be allowed. Toy weapons, flip-flops, and slides will not be permitted either.

Payment Procedures

To participate in these dress-out days, you must donate $5 on the dress-out donation link by February 20th. This $5 donation breaks down to paying $1 per dress-out day. When you access the link, you will have to input your school name, MAST email, graduation year, and school location #: 7171. When you get to the box labeled “employer” leave it blank. Once you finish the payment process, screenshot your receipt and email it to Mrs. Molina along with your grade level. Mrs. Molina will then create a list of all the students who paid so that when teachers conduct uniform checks, they know which students have permission to dress out.

Where Does The Money Go?

A lot of you MSO students are probably wondering “why would I donate money if I’m not even there to dress out”? Well, it is essential to know that none of the money collected stays with the school. All of the cash raised will go to The United Way: a nonprofit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. While this is a voluntary community effort for a good cause, in addition to this, every student that donates $5 will earn spirit points for their class! Those are just two of many reasons why you should get involved in the United Way Spirit Week.

Lunchtime Activities

Another way to earn spirit points during United Way Spirit Week is to sign up to play the lunchtime games. Monday is Music Trivia, Tuesday is Pictionary, Wednesday is The Best Drawing To Fit The Theme, Thursday is a Scavenger Hunt, and Friday is Bingo. If you want to compete to earn your class points, contact your class officers to sign up. Only students on the list will be allowed to compete. The games will be on zoom during the end portion of lunch. And even if you are not competing, join the zoom so you can cheer on your class members!

Any Questions?

Although this isn’t our traditional Spirit Week, SGA was determined to find a way to spark some friendly class competition. Remember to donate your $5 and participate in those lunchtime games so your class can walk out on top. May the most spirited class win! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our activities direction and SGA sponsor Mrs.Molina at wamolina@mastacademyhomestead.org.

Alyssa Mullings
Alyssa Mullings

Alyssa Mullings is a senior at the Medical Academy for Science and Technology at Homestead. Her love for writing developed as she took AP Seminar and AP Language and Composition. She is a full-time writer for The Caduceus Times, the school’s newspaper, where she focuses on feature articles and personal columns. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading self-improvement books or spending time with her family.