Sincere Thanks and Appreciation
In celebration of School Board Recognition Week, Levittown students, district unions, PTA representatives and local politicians honored the Levittown School District's trustees for their voluntary service and commitment to students with tokens of appreciation during the Oct. 18 meeting of the board of education.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Todd Winch thanked the trustees for their hard work and long hours.
"We thank you for your commitment to the district's children and the long hours spent helping students learn," he said.
In addition to citations from local representatives, the board of education received a special dinner prior to the meeting by the district's bargaining units and a donation to the Levittown Food Pantry by the PTA Council. The elementary schools hung posters of appreciation in the boardroom and the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center's Key Club members presented gift certificates for services, a graphic t-shirt and molded chocolate in the shape of keys to symbolize the trustees' being "key" to the community.
The Division Avenue High School student council gifted DAHS glassware and a donation to the Levittown New York to Levittown Puerto Rico relief effort, while MacArthur High School's student government presented all-weather golf umbrellas and sun visors with a school logo. Wisdom Lane Middle School's student government presented each trustee with a personalized power pack and phone charger and Salk Middle School's National Junior Honor Society gave the trustees Pink Out pens and baseball caps.
Board President Peggy Marenghi thanked the community for the gifts and said, "We are so rewarded by what we see in the community. There is so much that the schools have to offer."
After the gifts were presented and words of praise were given, the community was invited to a reception in the Panther Room.