Race Brook School students in Orange showed true community service through their genuine care and compassion for the children at the Jamie A. Hulley Childcare Center in Bridgeport. The school’s Students Council ran a successful “Book and Arts n Crafts Drive” for the Center during the month of May. The childcare center is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children in expressing creative passion in the arts and taking artistic risks. The center provides daycare services, Head Start, and school readiness services for about 170 preschool-age children in Bridgeport.
The Race Brook School’s Student Council, lead by teachers and co-advisors, JoAnne Escandon, Pam Galatioto, and Janet Greenspan organized the drive. The Student Council members worked cooperatively to prepare a hallway bulletin board, create a notice to send home, and then collected books, puzzles, games as well as construction paper, markers, and paints for the drive. The response was overwhelming, as the families of Race Brook School so very generously donated over a thousand books and crafts to benefit the Jamie A. Hulley Childcare Center.
The center is named in memory of Jamie Hulley, a former student of Race Brook School. Jamie attended the school from 1987 to 1993. Throughout her young life, she was very much involved in the arts and had a profound impact on the lives of countless people. Jamie’s fund helps to provide the children at the center with enriching experiences in literature, art, music, and theatre. The students of Race Brook School hope their book and craft donations will bring hours of pleasure to the children.