On Friday, December 9th, Day School Greensburg students happily volunteered their time by stuffing stockings for patients at Westmoreland Hospital to brighten their holiday season.
Pressley Ridge Day School Pittsburgh held a Holiday Celebration on December 15th for our kids and their families. Our families decorated sugar cookies and made holiday picture frames. Classrooms prepared appetizers and treats for the event. Our Career Development Center’s culinary class created delectable delights for their Holiday event as well. The highlight of the evening was the Holiday family photo studio manned by our photographers, Ms. Brayer and Mr. McDonough.
Pressley Ridge – Delaware staff were busy the week prior to the Chirstmas holiday receiving donations from both VILLA and William Penn High School of new holiday toys for youth in foster care.VILLA strives to be the premier fashion retailer by fusing the best of fashion and music into a high energy shopping experience. VILLA is committed to delivering superior customer service along with financial support and volunteer service to the communities they serve. VILLA has six locations in the state of Delaware and multiple locations in nine other states. VILLA partners with schools, local governments, community groups, and individuals to improve its community through community service, educational initiatives, anti-violence programs, and economic investment via its Join The Movement (JTM) program. On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 program leadership met with store manager, Mr. Frank Wheatley where hundreds of toys were donated via its annual holiday toy drive
Similarly, New Castle Co. office staff traveled to William Penn High School and met with school officials and received an abundance of new toys donated from the school’s Key Club- a student led community service organization . The Key Club has supported Pressley Ridge for the past two years with this holiday toy drive.
All across our regions and programs, Pressley Ridge children, families, and staff have so much to celebrate this holiday season. Thank you for your dedication and for continuing to do whatever it take for those who depend on our services.
We wish all of you a holiday season filled with warmth, happiness, and joy.
Continuing to expand our family engagement initiative, one of our moms worked with one of our high school classrooms to bake over 150 sugar cookies. Over 100 grandparents, parents, neighbors, and/or friends then decorated and enjoyed the cookies with our students.
Family involvement at the Day School Johnstown has grown significantly this school year. We credit this response to our Behavioral Health Educators who now visit the family of each of their students during the first nine weeks of school, as a meet and greet opportunity, and our two Home Community Educators who call, visit, and link our families to the resources they may need.
We are no longer strangers to the families we serve but now a part of their extended family. Spending time with our grandparents brought many smiles and built memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
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