Jamestown High School students and staff recently donated items worth $1,150 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 every year. “We have been doing this for eight years and our donations have totaled $6,500. I’m so proud of the kids and the staff!”
The students understand the significance of the donations.
“Giving to others is one of the most amazing things you can do for people, especially when it’s going to help so many,” said JHS senior, Angie Vick.
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.
“Thank you to Mr. Tuccio and all his students for the fundraising they did for the Pre-K children ay S.G. Love School,” said PACT teacher, Pat Cunningham. “This year children in all three UPK classes [52 children] received many wonderful gifts that they enjoyed and were thankful for. Parents of these students were surprised and appreciative of what these high school students have done. This is the true meaning of Christmas for everyone involved.”