South Middle School Welcomes 500 at 10th Annual Event
South Middle School shattering their record, by welcoming more than 500 students and families, to their 10th annual Books and Breakfast event. Dubbed as "More than a Traditional Book Fair" and sponsored by several contributors, South Middle School's Books and Breakfast provides a delicious hot breakfast prepared by students, hands out several books to students, and provides access to community resources. Students and faculty and staff provide entertainment through musical performances. Families can attend workshops and information sessions about a range of topics.
Each student that attends the event will leave with (2) books of their choosing in addition to an SMS bag filled with an additional (2-4) culturally responsive books. These books are purchased by the school administration based on feedback from an SMS student interest survey conducted within the same school year.
Hot breakfasts are prepared & served by student chefs under the supervision of Ms. Nancy Tancredi and Ms. Kara Tancredi, NECSD instructors. A photo booth & printed photos are available for all participants as an additional event take-away. The photographer donates his time & equipment.
This event would not be made possible without dozens of students, faculty and staff, and families who volunteer to assist with hosting and providing this wonderful event to our students and families. A special thanks to the SMS faculty and staff, SMS PTO, Awesome Newburgh Foundation for a generation grant of $1,000, the NECSD Family and Community Engagement team (FACE), more than 15 community partners, and all those who contributed to the event. #88
Photos provided by South Middle School can be found by clicking this link.
Community organizations included, but are not necessarily limited to:
Newburgh Free Library
Girl Scout group
Cornerstone Family Health
OC Health Department
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Newburgh Boys and Girls Club
New Windsor Little League
Liberty Partnership Program
Habitat for Humanity
Newburgh Urban Food and Farm
Newburgh Clean Water
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