JHS Donates to PACT Program

Jamestown High School students and staff recently donated items worth $875 to the Love School PACT (Parent and Children Together) Program. The school collected toys, games, books, winter boots and monetary donations to make the holidays brighter for Love School families.

“This was our most successful year ever,” said JHS Social Studies teacher, Mike Tuccio, who spearheads the fundraiser with his classes. “We have been doing this for eight years and our donations have totaled $5,400. I’m so proud of the kids and the staff!”

The students understand the significance of the donations.

“It is important that we learn how much our community needs help and how we can help,” said JHS Sophomore, Erin Page. “Giving back is something everyone should do. I know JHS students do a lot of volunteer work and it’s important for us to be role models for the younger kids.”

The Jamestown Community Learning Council’s PACT (Parents And Children Together) Program gets parents very involved in their child’s education. Parents make a commitment when they enroll their child in the Love Universal Prekindergarten Program to come to school on a weekly basis. They also have an opportunity to go into their child’s classroom weekly, not only to see what their child is learning, but also to learn ways to teach their children at home – a great home-school connection.

“Our entire staff and the PACT families are always so overwhelmed by the generosity of the JHS students that participate in this fundraiser to provide Christmas gifts to Love School families,” said Debbie Yahn, PACT Family Literacy Parent Coordinator. “We all receive so much from our community and agencies within our community that it is always great to see people, like the JHS students, give back to the community. It brings so much joy to many people during the holiday season.”

posted on 12/21/2015 - filed under: Community, JHS, Spotlight, Staff