135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7200
On Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9:00-12:00 teams made up of students, teachers, parents and community members will be roving the town in a scavenger like fashion. Students will travel in teams of three or four following assigned routes to collect non-perishable items, canned goods, donations, and gift cards that will be distributed to the needy. This community project has been an annual Durham and Middlefield event for the last 9 years and has filled both towns’ food pantries each year. Additional food items are also delivered to the Amazing Grace food pantry in Middletown. Last year, 13,266 food items and over $2,400.00 in cash and gift cards were collected!
Students register in teams with their schools. Those who prefer to remain at the high school can assist by sorting, counting, & packing. We also need volunteers to help load the trucks and then unload them at Amazing Grace. Students must fill out a permission slip from their school to participate as a volunteer. A sizable number of volunteers are needed to make this day a success. In keeping with the spirit of the day, items will be counted for a grand total only. All volunteers will be eligible for raffle prizes and breakfast will be served at 8:30, sponsored by the Durham Women’s Club. Registration will be from 8:30 to 8:45. All participants and volunteers are welcome.
This cross-age project, co-sponsored by the Local Wellness Coalition, provides an opportunity for students and adults to work together and experience the true spirit of the holiday season. For further information, please contact Kathy Bottini, Melissa Cook, or Rebecca Sinusas Co-chairs, Strong Guidance Department at 860-349-7255.
The mission of Regional School District 13, a community that celebrates learning, honors tradition, and embraces change, is to ensure that all students will be engaged and ethical lifelong learners and citizens who will thrive, excel, and contribute in an ever-changing, interdependent world by providing challenging, diverse, and nurturing experiences that empower each student to succeed through meaningful partnership with family and community.
As a school community, we are committed to growing in good citizenship and
personal integrity; thus, we are continually asking ourselves:
Am I showing RESPECT for
the worth and rights of others
the views of others
personal, school and community property
Am I accepting RESPONSIBILITY for
my own actions and words
my own welfare and the welfare of others
my personal growth and learning
making ethical choices
Am I practicing HONESTY
in my work
Am I showing KINDNESS by
treating others the way I would want to be treated
promoting the well-being of others
being patient with myself and others
acting with compassion
Am I showing COURAGE by
standing up for moral principles
persisting in the face of adversity
being willing to accept challenges
being true to myself
Respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness and courage are the
core values we strive to embrace and practice in Regional District 13.