JHS Donates $1,500 to Love Elementary School’s PACT Program

Jamestown High School recently donated $1,500 in toys, games, books, clothing and monetary donations to the Love Elementary School PACT (Parent and Children Together) program to make the holidays brighter for Love School families. Over nine years, JHS students and staff, led by teacher Mike Tuccio, have donated $7,700 to the program.

“This was our biggest year ever,” said Mr. Tuccio. “I think it’s important to get everyone involved in helping out people who have less. It needs to happen all year round but the holiday season is always a reminder to help out. All of the donations stay local and it’s so great for our community.”

The students understand the importance of the donations.

“I think it’s good as a student to do a project like this because it helps the people in our community and also brings together people by doing such a great thing,” said JHS senior Henry Malarkey.

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.

“The efforts of the JHS students are admirable!” said Jamestown Community Learning Council’s Executive Director Rosary Kovalis. “It is such a great lesson in giving back and paying it forward. They are the inspiration for a bright future of community-minded citizens! In this day and age, their kindness helps us be mindful that there is still good in this world despite all the bad news we hear about. The PACT program families are the lucky recipients.”

posted on 01/08/2018 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, JHS, Spotlight, Staff, Students