Students and staff members in Miller Avenue School continue to find ways
to help in the community and often learn about important and helpful
local organizations in the process.
Second grade teacher Mrs. Janelle Bellotti came across a great community
service activity for her students that they worked on this past week.
Colorful handmade cards, treat bags, candy and gift cards for
Valentine’s Day are being put together for children in a local shelter
to bring some love and cheer to them. Mrs. Bellotti reached out to other
teachers and has received beautiful messages of hope and kindness from
them as well. She will deliver all the gifts from the hearts of the
students to Give Kids Hope, an organization in Port Jefferson Station
that assists families in need with clothing, toys and food items.
“With everything going on in the world, a little kindness and cheer goes
a long way,” Mrs. Bellotti said. “This is a wonderful experience for
our children to experience empathy and generosity.”