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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bungay school volunteers honored by Connecticut Association of Schools

Principal, Mary Sue Feige and Vice Principal, Kris Boyle, of Bungay School are pictured here with the Bungay PTA Executive Board:  Aimee Cronin, Donna Tomas, Jessica Lepri, Sam Pollastro, Fran Marsala, Alice Cronin, Becky Coscia, Kim Farmer (Roxy Layton & Sherry Lia, not in picture) as they were honored at the Connecticut Association of Schools Volunteer Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club on March 4 2015.  CAS proudly celebrates this event annually to publicly acknowledge the work of parents and other volunteers for their contributions to schools across the state.  Over 450 participants from 68 elementary, middle and high schools were treated to a four course meal and were entertained by pianist Kim Quinn from Albert D. Griswold Middle School in Rocky Hill.

Honorees were presented with plaques and corsages to commemorate their service.
Karen List, Retired Superintendent from West Hartford was the Guest Speaker.  In her speech she explained:  “Whether it is box tops, or baskets, or classroom projects, the volunteers are the key to keeping our schools up and running.”  She shared that “Giving - of money, of time, of effort, empowers all of us. Yet I realize that most of you volunteer out of the goodness of your hearts, not because you think it will lower your blood pressure or make you feel more powerful in the world. You volunteer because you’re that kind of person - giving, altruistic, aware of life’s true priorities. There is an old Malayan proverb that says, One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. I’m here today in gratitude - for your time, yes, and for your kindness.  From the bottom of my heart and from everyone you have ever helped over the years: a heartfelt thank you.”

Bungay Elementary School is proud to recognize our hardworking PTA Executive Board. Their motto is "Children First." They go over and beyond to support our school, our staff and most importantly our students.  They work tirelessly to raise funds to provide enriching choices of activities, after-school programs, cultural arts, book fairs, family events, staff appreciation days, and so much more. Their contributions to the success of our school are immeasurable and are an important part of our educational environment. Their dedication, their time, and their efforts help make Bungay School a great place to be! We are grateful for their dedication, their time and extraordinary efforts. We are pleased to share this special evening with them.

The Connecticut Association of Schools celebrate the contributions of volunteers who share their time, talents, and commitment to quality education in Connecticut schools.

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