From the Principal

 

December 2016                                  

Dear Friends and Families of Barr Middle School,

This season is about giving and about being concerned about those less fortunate than ourselves. We can be proud of the various ways our Nanuet School Community is helping others.

The fifth grade learned all about Veterans Day and wrote letters to veterans thanking them for their service. One very thankful veteran wrote a letter in response and hand delivered it to the school.  The eighth grade also made holiday cards for veterans at the VA Hospital in Montrose, NY.  The fifth and sixth grades also collected Thanksgiving food in order to make baskets for Nanuet families in need, which were distributed by the Family Resource Center. 

Once again this year, the entire school participated in writing Believe letters for Macy’s and the Make a Wish Foundation. As always, we are proud to be part of such a wonderful cause. 

The Student Council went above and beyond this holiday season. Through various fundraisers the students raised $1,200, which they generously donated to United Hospice of Rockland.

There are many lessons we as parents and educators pass on to our children. One of the most important things we can do for them is to teach by example.  It is good for our children to perceive us as concerned, enthusiastic givers to those around us.  As you can see by these wonderful examples, our young people and our faculty have taken this life long lesson to heart. 

May you all enjoy the holiday season and have a happy and healthy 2017!

Sincerely,

Roger Guccione