As I reflect on the events of the past year, I must say we are truly blessed in this community. Day after day, I hear about the generosity and support of our local businesses, staff, and residents. Whether it’s paying off a lunch account, donating clothing, food, or gifts for those in need, or sponsoring a club or team, you are making a significant impact on the lives of our students!
One area that has benefitted significantly due to the support of our community is our CARETeam program. The CEVSD CARETeam serves students who have non-academic barriers that could keep them from being successful in school. In November, we put out a Facebook post asking for help filling the shelves of our Warrior Clothing Closet. Within weeks the shelves were full, and bins were stock with new toiletry items, household cleaning items, clothes and shoes.
Families are invited to come “shop” the free closet several times per year, and the clothing is always available to students and their families in emergencies. Last school year, more than 250 students in grades pre-K-12 received support from our CARETeam. Many of those students received clothing from the Warrior Closet. Families tell us our clothing closet and backpack weekend food program are making a huge difference by lifting some of the burdens they feel providing for these necessities at home.
Thank you again for your support. From all of us at Carrollton Schools, we wish you a healthy and prosperous new year!
Dr. David Quattrochi