Saint Joseph’s Parent Organization hosts annual LAPS fundraiser

Feb 09, 2018
  • By Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Fourth-grader Reagan Peck participates in an obstacle course during Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School’s annual LAPS event, sponsored by the Parent Organization. Students in all grade levels ran, walked and navigated an obstacle course to raise awareness for health and fitness, and to raise money for a new scoreboard.


The Drama Department will present the romantic comedy “Sweet Charity” at 7 p.m. March 1-3, and 2 p.m. March 3-4. General admission tickets are $10; VIP reserved seating is $15. A group rate for 20 or more is available at $9. For more information, call 561-338-1533 or go to


The finalists for Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank (project, school and students) are: Hurricane Helping Hands, American Heritage School of Boca/Delray, Brianna Detamore, Kiah Kimpton, Zoe Deitelbaum and Naven Parthasathy; Aquaponics Educational Enrichment for PBC Schools, Boca Raton High, Tess Flemma and John Schuttler; Surface 71 — Ocean, Plastics & Marine Health, Suncoast High, Emily Briceno, Jemma Currie and Angeli Romero; Find the Keys Music Program, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Sophia Zheng and Hayley Huber; canCode, Rosenblatt High, Boca Raton, Noah Rubin; Read With Me, The Weiss School, Nestor Flores and Shane Herman; Helping Hands, Glades Central High, Guadalupe Alcala-Garcia, Mya Rodriguez and Yalissa Baltazar; and Shoes2You, Oxbridge Academy, Joseph Rubsamen.

The finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of philanthropist investors on March 11 at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. This year’s panel includes Jim Karp, John F. Scarpa, Christine Stiller and Rick Stone.

The entry deadline for the Essay & Creative Arts Competition sponsored by the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews has been extended to March 12. The contest is open to all middle and high school students in public, private, parochial and charter schools in the county. Categories include essay writing, music, video and visual arts, with middle and high school divisions. The topic, “The Road Not Taken,” is inspired by the Robert Frost poem. Students can win cash prizes and other gifts. Supervising teachers are eligible to win gift cards for school supplies. Entry forms with guidelines are available at or by calling 561-833-6150.