Colchester - posted May, 21 2013
COLCHESTER- Jack Jackter Intermediate School welcomed more than 50 guests to their annual Volunteer Breakfast held on May 2. Each year this event is held to thank and honor the many volunteers who help make a difference in the school throughout the year. Guests included members of the JJIS PTO, parent volunteers, Colchester Antique Veteran’s and the Colchester Historical Society. Additionally, JJIS and district staff members who also gave of their time voluntarily were present. We value the hard work and dedication it takes to initiate all the PTO fund-raisers, the many volunteers who assist in classrooms, the Veteran’s Day assembly presented by the Colchester Antique Veteran’s, and the Colchester Historical Society informational tours of Colchester given to our third grade students. These volunteers truly help us to “Learn and Grow”. Town Selectman Gregg Schuster, Superintendent of Schools Jeff Mathieu, and Director of Curriculum Barbara Gilbert were also in attendance in support of the community volunteers. Volunteerism truly enhances class curriculum through involvement, increases student achievement, contributes to the community, and demonstrates compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude, and community responsibility to our students. Their involvement reflects a positive example to the JJIS children as they learn that volunteer work is important and meaningful. JJIS values the many volunteers who serve as supportive mentors and positive role models. We appreciate their dedication to the children and their academic and social success.