SEM Remembers Jerry Nguyen... please assist with reception following memorial [copy]
Update: Call to action!
Update: Thank you to all who have so generously donated to the family and to the reception. The family is so sweet and so appreciative of all you are doing.
Below is a quick update...
More food needed for reception: There is an Asian restaurant you can place an order for by phone, and Carol Shuey will deliver to the reception. Sandwich platters are also welcomed! Please use the form below... it has all the details, and the organizers can see what is coming. Thanks so much!
Note: Please do not send white flowers or other items in white. (I don't have the details on this, but I understand it is a family's request.)
Memory notes: We will distribute ribbons (at the memorial service on Sat at 1pm) on which the students, friends, and family may write down a remembrance of Jerry, or thought, or condolance. These will later be used in a collage art work for the family.
Thank you for all you do!
This NOT a PTSA event, but many parents have expressed a desire to help the family of Jerry Nguyen and to host a reception.
We volunteer parents are the official hosts of the reception following the 1pm Memorial service for Jerry.
(if the above link doesn't work, please copy/paste: https://semagnetschool.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/885 )
We are asking all students to wear their SEM ID lanyards so the family can readily recognize you as Jerry's schoolmates.
We will be begin setting up the reception at 11:30pm at the Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd, Dallas, Tx 75218.
Please bring your contributions to the school tomorrow - Friday, the funeral home, or to Marianne Leclerc's house at 1631 Kings Hwy, Dallas, TX 75208.
You may also call in and order/pay for authentic Asian food and Carol Shuey will pick it up and deliver to the reception. (Please use the form above to let us know you are ordering) Bistro B (Authentic Asian Cuisine), Carol Shuey will pick up and deliver to reception. http://www.bistrob.com/images/BistroPartyMenu2.pdf , 214 575 9885 phone (open 8am to 12pm)
Below are complete details....
On November 12. 2013, Jerry Nguyen was struck down as he crossed the street on his way to school. Jerry brought joy to all who were fortunate enough to know him; his winning smile and friendly ways were a blessing.
Jerry was a joy in the classroom and a wonderful example of the best of his generation. He was a gift in every way. To his family and friends...our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ms. Huitt, SEM Principal, writes:
"Thank you all for working together to ensure our students are supported during this tragic time. I have included details for the Memorial Service and ways to support Jerry's family. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the SEM office at 972 925 5960."
The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to all providing their prayers and support during this difficult time.
Viewing: Friday, Nov 15, 2013 (9:00 am-4:00 pm) and Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 (9:00 pm -1:00pm)
Memorial Service: Saturday at 1:00, Nov 16, 2013 -- SEM students, please wear your id lanyards so the family can recognize you as SEM schoolmates.
Reception: Immediately following the 1pm memorial service. Hosted by SEM families, with classmates serving. Please use this form to let us know how you'd like to help.
Location: Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd, Dallas, Tx 75218
If you would like to share a few words or thoughts please contact Carlos Avalos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations: A fund has been set up to help his family with the final expenses that this tragic accident has left behind and to honor this young man who held such promise and who meant so much to so many.
Please visit this website to contribute and leave your messages of condolance: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/jerry-nguyen-memorial-fund/106185
SEM Candlelight Vigil: A Candlelight Vigil will be on Monday Nov 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the front of the Townview Building.
Tree Planting: Jerry's Boy Scout troop is making plans to plant a tree in his memory. More details coming... but they would appreciate SEM's help and support.
Additional Support: Members of the SEM family will drop off gift cards (restaurants) and food items daily for the next two weeks. Please leave your donations with Ms. Perez in the SEM office along with any cards, letters or other items you would like to leave for the family.