2008-06-12 / Letters to the Editor

Island treasures a huge success

On behalf of the students and teachers at Lawn Avenue School, I would like to thank all of the Jamestown community members who made Island Treasures Day a huge success. This event was held on Friday, June 6, as an educational outreach day to connect our students to learning opportunities within the Jamestown community.

Students in grades 5 to 8 participated in morning and afternoon workshops on a variety of engaging topics. Workshops included opportunities for students to design a summer cottage, to improve football skills, to learn rock climbing tech- niques, to visit Horsehead for an outdoor painting class, to step into the boots of a firefighter, and much, much more. Students selected workshops based on their own interests and each had the opportunity to dig deeply into a new learning experience.

Thank you to these Island Treasures workshop presenters:

Ron DiMauro, Greg Murphy, Mark Hubbard, Julia Montminy, Liz Perez, Anthony Rafanelli, Lisa Carlisle, Kenneth J. Rudman, Robb Roach and volunteers from Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits, Adrienne Downing, Jay Primiano, Mark Swistak, Soozie Sundlun, Max Dittleman

Police Officers Esposito, Hopkins and Areson, Chief Bryer, Chief Tighe, Lew Kitts and volunteers from the Jamestown Fire Department, Volunteers from the Jamestown EMS,

Martin Keen, Julie Kallfelz, Jane Wright, Walter K. Schroder, William Smith III, Linda and George Warner, Jane Bentley, Fred Bingle, Melissa and Heather Minto, and Chris Powell.

Lawn Avenue School is still buzzing with excitement from this fabulous day. The students and teachers are honored that these caring community members gave their time and expertise to make the day a wonderful experience for everyone. You are truly "Island Treasures"! Jennifer Kittredge-Clark Teacher/Co-chair, Lawn School Improvement Team

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