“This is the season to be thankful, and we are!" exclaimed Connetquot Elementary School teacher Sue Stewart. First- and second-grade students at the Islip Terrace school put her words in action on November 18, demonstrating an act of kindness by donating their Halloween candy for a community service project. The children – including Stewart’s class as well as those taught by Leslie Davis, Rose Eger, Melissa Love, Jennifer Rizzo and Lesia Virga – stuffed the candy inside winter gloves, which were then decorated with hand-printed turkeys. These turkey treats will be delivered to a local charity for a special Thanksgiving gift.
“The students were eager to share their candy in order to provide a sweet treat and warm gloves to children and adults in need,” said Stewart. “We’d also like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Bradley, a former Connetquot parent who will deliver the gloves for us.”