Rock your Socks Day!

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Together we can create a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome in our community and around the world.  Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks.  

 

March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome. Socks were chosen because the karyotype of DS chromosomes actually looks like mismatched socks! Encourage everyone in your school to wear their coolest, most COLORFUL socks on 3.21 to represent the diversity that makes us beautiful! Below are resources that can be used in elementary school grades to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

Please click here to make your Rock Your Socks donation or mail checks payable to: The Foundation for Catholic Education Attn: Rising Together Alliance.  All donations enable the Rising Together Alliance directly support initiatives of inclusion within the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Here is the flyer announcing Rock Your Socks Day for the Rising Together Alliance and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:

RESOURCES FOR PRE-K TO GRADE 5

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRADES PreK - Grade 5:

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Coloring Pages 
 

RESOURCES FOR GRADES 6 - 8

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRADES 6 - 8:

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5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome and their many achievements

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Jerome Lejeune, remembered by one of his students

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Venerable Jérôme Lejeune, a scientist driven by faith and charity

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