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Students & Staff Give Generously, Enjoy Feasts Together

Students and staff in the William Floyd School District participated in several donation and food drives to help support local community outreaches and food pantries this Thanksgiving season, and many had the opportunity to enjoy a meal together through various in-school and after-school feasts. Click below to see a snapshot of some of the events!

William Floyd Elementary School is making a difference for local families this holiday season! They raised $180 for Colonial Youth & Family Services for their Thanksgiving food drive through “Thanks-4-Giving,” a project in which students had the opportunity to purchase small paper turkeys to decorate their school with. This project was spearheaded by the Student Council under co-advisors Jeanne Stern, School Social Worker, and Donna Haakonson, fourth-grade teacher. (Pictured above)

Thanks to the generosity of students and their families, the William Floyd Middle School physical education department ran its first "Knock Out Hunger" food drive collecting 682 items to help the less fortunate within their school community! When the food drive ended, physical education teachers Jennifer Wood, Jaime Curley, Mike Barba and Ron Krawczyk, used some of the donated goods as part of their workouts! (Pictured above and below)

William Floyd High School collected a plethora of food in support of Colonial Youth & Family Services for this holiday season. Students in Michael Luisi's class (Pictured) collected and sorted the food.

Students in Nicole Petersen's, Kimberly Scala's and Madison Gunderson's classes at Moriches Elementary School gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving by having a feast with their book buddies. The students enjoyed Thanksgiving staples such as turkey, stuffing, cornbread and pie. Ms. Peterson's students also recited a Thanksgiving poem before the meal. (Pictured above and below)

Floyd Academy students had the opportunity to break bread together in the high school's Culinary Arts room with food prepared and served by faculty and staff. (Pictured above and below)

The William Floyd Learning Center hosted a Thanksgiving feast with students and their families after school on Tuesday evening, November 20. The guests had a great time celebrating together and being appreciative for all that they have to be thankful for which coincides with the virtue of the month - gratitude.

William Paca Middle School held their first "Turkey Trot" and the cost to enter the race was the donation of a non-perishable food item. More than 100 runners participated with each student bringing at least one item to benefit local families through the Colonial Youth & Family Services food drive!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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