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December 2019

December 2019 Dear Twinsburg Schools Family:

The month of December brings family traditions.  If your family is like my family, you look forward to spending time with loved ones as we revisit our traditions.  One of our Tiger family traditions has been our focus on supporting those in need, especially our neighbors.  

If you are a movie-goer, you know that Tom Hanks is playing the role of Fred Rogers of the acclaimed “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood”.  For thirty-three (33) years, Mr. Rogers encouraged children in his TV audience with his gentle nature and his ability to make less complex some very weighty psychological and emotional matters children face like death, sibling rivalry, and divorce.  From 1968 – 2001, Mr. Rogers began each show by singing the song, “It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.  The song goes like this:

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for neighbors,
Would you be mine?  Could you be mine?
It’s a neighborly day in this beauty wood, a neighborly day for beauty.
Would you be mine?  Could you be mine?
I have always wanted a neighbor just like you, I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you. So let’s make the most of this beautiful day, since we’re together we might as well say, 
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?  
Won’t you be, won’t you please, won’t you be my neighbor?” 

I am Tiger Proud of the many ways our students and our school community support our neighbors.  Let me offer just a few examples of our Tigers in action:

  • At Wilcox Primary School, our Wilcox Tigers support the Wounded Warrior Project.  This fall, the Wilcox family raised more than $800 for the Wounded Warrior Project that honors and supports veterans who were wounded while in the line of duty;
  • At Samuel Bissell Elementary School, our Bissell Tigers in Mrs. Doyle’s second grade classroom donated thirty-eight (38) pairs of new pajamas to support the 2nd Annual Pajama Drive;
  • At George G. Dodge Intermediate School, some of our Dodge 6th Grade Tigers are heading up a “Kindness Inclusion Wristband” fundraiser.  Funds raised through the sale of these unique wristbands will support the upcoming Snowball Dance for students with disabilities;
  • At RB Chamberlin Middle School, our RBC Tigers are participating in the Holiday Helping Hands Campaign which provides food and toys to our families who are struggling this holiday season; and
  • At Twinsburg High School, the THS World Language Club under the direction of Ms. Nancy Drain and Ms. Allison Butler, hosted the 10th Annual Food Drive in which a record-breaking 12,933 non-perishable food items were donated to The Emergency Assistance Center.

The world can be a very complicated place for many people but our Tigers are working hard at building a community that emphasizes empathy, friendship, kindness and love.  Our Tigers know that their actions can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.  Indeed, I am very Tiger Proud of them!

As you gather this December to celebrate your family traditions, I wish you joy and peace.  

Happy Holidays,
Kathi Powers
Kathryn Powers
Administrative Assistant:
Marianne Franko
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