• The Gargoyle Coloring Book Contest and Fundraiser

    To benefit the Petrides Chapter of Habitat for Humanity

    Joanne Buckheit, Principal – October 2018


    Dear Students and Parents,

    Enclosed is a coloring book portraying the 16 gargoyles that hang in classrooms and other rooms at Petrides.  The gargoyles were made last year by Petrides students as a fundraiser to support our spring break Habitat build to Clearwater, Florida.

    Our chapter is again planning a spring 2019 build probably to North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida to help rebuild homes damaged from recent hurricanes. We need financing for our trip so we are sponsoring this coloring book contest and asking for a suggested $10 donation per family to enter.  Any student and family may enter, regardless of making a donation.


    Contest Rules:

    Any classroom teacher on each grade can submit up to 4 entries for each of the 16 gargoyles.  We will have awards for each grade from Pre-K to 8 and also a high school award category.  Each participant will be acknowledged.  Petrides Habitat for Humanity members will be the judges. 

    Donations and completed entries should be returned to your classroom teacher by Monday, October 29th


    Special Family Category:

    In addition to the regular contests will be a Special Family Category.  Families, including extended family members, working together can create a likeness or portrayal of any of the 16 gargoyles.  There are NO rules for this category – just work together as a family and make it REALLY COOL!  Any size, shape, medium, materials, dimensions, are acceptable.  These entries are due: October 29th.

    In November we will have an awards night and party along with music where we display entries, acknowledge winners, and make a fuss over our young artists. Everyone will be invited.

    Thank you in advance for supporting our Petrides Habitat for Humanity chapter.  Our long-term plan is to have this program available for your son or daughter for many years to come.




    Michael J. Blyth, Program Coordinator