The Charles Finney School in Penfield is celebrating Purple Day today.
Students and faculty will be sporting purple and Ravens gear during the school day in support of their School President and Principal, Michael VanLeeuwen or “Mr. V” who is the ultimate Baltimore Ravens fan.
Mr. VanLeeuwen is from the Baltimore area where everyone wears purple on game day. Mr. V is so excited about the Super Bowl he challenged the student body and faculty to wear purple.
What Mr. V doesn’t know is that the students have also turned “Purple Day” into “Mr. V Appreciation Day”. Students and faculty are wearing purple, making purple cards, decorating with banners and balloons, and showing a special video to honor Mr. V during a school assembly at 1:15pm.