Center School students display their generosity
Center School Principal Lisa Deltano surveys some of the nonperishable food students collected for the food pantry at St. Michael's Church. BZ photos
The 100th day of the school year at Center School on Friday saw students and staff celebrate a major contribution to the food pantry at St. Michael's Church.
Students in grades pre-K through 3 collected 1,109 items of nonperishable food for the two-year-old food pantry that has been a rousing success in serving needy families in the area.
The collection drive was organized by the school's first-grade teaching team of Lori Schneider, Randi Zaneski, Jennifer Nichols and Nada Noujaim. The teachers tossed out the idea and students responded.
Collecting the most items was the second grade with 385. First-graders collected 227, third-graders 200, the pre-K class 160 and the kindergarten class 137.
First-grade teacher Jennifer Nichols begins packing food for delivery to St. Michael's.
Teachers in costume for the 100th day included, from left, Brooke Celentano, Matt McDevitt and Ashley Labonte.
Library and media services director Jo Jo Moore struts a stylish look.
That's teacher Brooke Celentano beneath the wig.
Principal Lisa Deltano thanks students for their generosity.