Monday, August 25, 2014

…And the Winner Is...

Supply Drive: Generosity can come from anywhere. When it presents itself, the power it delivers can lift mountains. Sponsored by the West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council, Committee Chair Deb Troiano and her cast of volunteers funneled the generosity of our community members (including a $500 donation from Kohls) into another very successful School Supply Drive. Over 185 families were served this year, and I am very proud and thankful for this group, led by Deb and backed by all of the PTA/PTO's in the District.

The stress on parents to make sure that their children have the correct school supplies when times are tight can be daunting, but thanks to the community that stress can be eased. The group is already looking forward to next year.

Back-to-School Activities: We have been through the Marching Band Preview and the intra-squad football family day, with freshman orientation and Kindergarten orientations are right around the corner. So that must mean that the school year is about to start! I am extremely excited to get this school year rolling. I meet with all of our employees this Thursday, and then it will be a long weekend. Before you know it, we will see all of the students back here.

Initiatives: We are looking to bolster many of the initiatives that we began last year, and we are also looking forward to trying a few things a little differently. Within the first half of this school year we will begin construction on our long awaited Capital Project. I will certainly keep you up-to-date as that schedule progresses.

The Great New York State Fair: If you like to go to the New York State Fair and haven't had a chance to attend yet, it feels a little cleaner than in past years. There are more flowers, more places to sit, and some interesting new rides to try. Lucky for me, they still have my favorite Gianelli Sausage stand, so I give the whole experience an "A".

Enjoy this beautiful weather week, and I will see all of you right after Labor Day weekend!