PATERSON — Eager to open their holiday presents, about 100 fourth-graders at Community Charter School of Paterson sat restlessly in their seats Monday afternoon.
Some children pulled on the colorful wrapping paper to try to peek inside. Others shook the boxes and listened for clues to the contents. They giggled and fidgeted, waiting for their teacher, Jennifer Olawski, to do the countdown.
When the time to open the gifts finally came, the youngsters erupted in delight. All of them received coloring books, winter hats and gloves and Slime Kits purchased with donations raised through a GoFundMe campaign orchestrated by Olawski.
“I love Slime,” screamed 10-year-old Divine Kirby. The jelly-like substance is a perennial favorite of children. 
“This is so cool,” proclaimed his classmate, Xavier Sepulveda.
By the end of the day, all 500 students in at the school’s Spruce Street branch, which houses grades kindergarten through four, would get presents through Olawski’s efforts.
The 31-year-old educator, who grew …
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