Sharing the Spirit of Giving at Rick Marcotte Central School

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Thursday December 15, 2011

The community of Rick Marcotte Central School is always eager to engage in opportunities of caring and giving and never more so than at the holidays.

This year the RMCS annual tradition of the “Giving Tree” continues. New this year is the beautiful tree that Kelsey Lewis, RMCS Art teacher and a group of 5th graders have created. During the month of December, the tree will become “The Giving Tree.” Students are invited to choose a mitten off the tree and offer a gift to families in need. Mittens are numbered and include specific needs (girl age 7 – any books, boy age 6 – loves Legos). The response of the RMCS community is immense. Mittens quickly disappear off the tree every year and in return are gifts of kindness to share. As school Principal, Sue Luck, states, “Thank you for sharing a little holiday joy with others.”

The gift of sharing continues through a number of choral performances scheduled for this month. On Thursday, December 15th, the 5th grade students will perform at the University Mall and then again on Wednesday, December 21st at Barnes and Noble. Music teacher, Rosemary Holloway, will lead the students in grades K-5 as they showcase songs of the season on Tuesday, December 20th in the RMCS gymnasium. This is always a fun and heartwarming event you won’t want to miss.

For the second year in a row, RMCS has been invited to participate in the Dancing Dragons Parade on Church Street on New Year’s Eve. This is a family friendly event and a great way to ring in the New Year. There is plenty of room in the RMCS dragon and also other ways to participate. This is a community and family event, siblings and neighbors are welcome.

Please join us for the next PTO meeting on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012, from 6:30–8 pm in the Art Room at RMCS. Go to for more information.

SOURCE: Julie Brancato , RMCS PTO