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Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2011

SEPTA Game Night

I want to say thank you all for coming out on Feb. 4 for Game Night for Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA). This was a great night for the children and us. Thank you to the district staff and the community members for partaking in this family night event.

Thank you to the school board, Powell’s Lane School Principal Ms. Germain, all the teachers, specifically Ms. Wachter, Mrs. Mary Harris for all the hard work she does in the school everyday and for SEPTA, Mrs. Brady, Ms. Picinich, Mr. and Mrs. Carcich, Mrs. Tremblay, Mrs. Summer, Mrs. Wayne, Mrs. Schwartz and the Powell’s Lane PTA for the gift baskets, Principal Arias, Mr. Gibson and Mr. Hector, Acting Middle School Principal Mrs. Spencer and her family, Park Avenue Principal Mrs. Dingwall and staff, Dryden Street School Principal Mrs. Telmer, Mrs. Blades and staff, Drexel Avenue Principal Dr. Toledo, Ms. Tazzi, Mrs. Johnides and staff.

Also special thanks to the ladies of the special education department for all the gift baskets, Mr. Santiago for all his hard work, Kathy and Dora of the transportation department, the ladies and gentlemen of SEPTA, Dr. Marjorie Toran, Mr. Santiago, Mr. and Mrs. Mottone, Mrs. Jones and Mr. Kirton. Sorry if I left anyone out. This is to help our children, come out and help your schools.

Back in December 2010, the art teachers at the Powell’s Lane School and the art teacher at the Drexel Avenue School helped the children make Christmas cards, which the Carle Place American Legion Auxiliary sent to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The troops are in the fields for 15 days without running water or hot meals.

At game night we raised $28 and my grandson Thomas Nixon, Jr. gave $5 more for a Cup of Joe – look it up at www.cupofjoe.com and do a good thing for our troops. My niece Coryn Wunderlich went in the Army on Dec. 26, 2010. God bless our troops, come home soon.