Not only will there be decorations and a whole wall full of written notes of appreciation, written by parents and students, and the faculty and staff will be treated to a daily breakfast cart too. A dinner celebration is also in the works, complete with live music and several surprise giveaways, sponsored by the MFSO and made possible by the generosity of many local businesses from in and around the district. It will be held at the American Legion on the Quarry Road in Plattsburgh.
Brenda Rabideau of MFSO used a Kids Night out event as an example of how the school is like a giant family.
We had so much fun, the custodians, the chaperones and even Mike the janitor were all out there dancing with the students, she said.
They (the faculty and staff) make it a point to be prevalent at the school functions, said Rabideau, who is also a recess monitor there.
The students know them all by name.
She and MFSO secretary, Becky Duquette have both been instrumental in the organization of the recognition week events.
Parent Enters National PTO Contest
Meanwhile, another parent, Michelle Rugar, has written and submitted a letter to the National PTO contest detailing the many ways in which the students, faculty and staff have become involved with and supported their communities.
In the letter, Rugar commended the students for going above and beyond to make sure funds were raised and goals were met each January, during what has become a school tradition, Community Contributor Month.
Past projects include the project that got it all started - setting a goal of $10,000 to help with the 1996 Morrisonville Flood relief efforts; which they surpassed with an amazing $22,000. Later they set a fundraising goal of $2,500 to create a legacy in honor of a former second-grader, Chelsea Kinblom, a courageous girl who lost a battle with cancer. They met that goal and kept on going to raise an incredible $10,000 thus the creation of Chelseas Rainbow Fund.