On Jan. 20, the lower school celebrated the success of this year’s pajama donation program and book drive with a special assembly, during which all the students wore pajamas. This year, 425 pairs of pajamas and 475 books were donated to families in need. Pallie Zambrano, co-president of the Northern California chapter of the Pajama Program, congratulated the students on their accomplishment, noting that in the last five years, Harker has donated more than 1,800 pairs of pajamas.
The assembly also had some special visitors from the upper school, as grade 10 students visited their grade 3 friends in the Eagle Buddies program. The sophomores, also wearing pajamas, sat down with their third grade friends, and each pair or group read a book that the grade 3 student chose for the assembly.
Butch Keller, upper school head, then read to the students a book call “The Spiffiest Giant in Town,” which fittingly enough tells the story of a giant who offers his clothes to those in need.