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Supplies Surprise

Kids in Need Foundation Makes a Substantial Donation to the Parlin School

The Parlin Panther and teachers are pictured in front of a Kids in Need Foundation banner
The Parlin Panther joins Parlin School teachers Katelyn Crossley, Karen Schastny, Allison Piatelli, Stephanie Franzesse, Lauren Melanson, Ellen Boodry, Megan Herrington, Kerri Grace, Stacy Schiavo, Sandro Cornelio, and Everett Teachers Association President Kim Auger for Monday special presentation by the Kids in Need Foundation.

The Kids in Need Foundation donated boxes filled with school supplies to the Parlin School on Monday morning in response to an application request made by science teacher Katelyn Crossley. Making the event all the more special was the fact that the surprise donation was filmed by the television show “Inside Edition” for a segment that is scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. on WHDH Channel 7.

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. For the 15 million kids who come from families struggling with extreme poverty, getting school supplies can make all the difference in the world to their future success. How can a kid be expected to succeed in the classroom without the basic tools to learn

In addition to Crossley, boxes of supplies were presented to nine Parlin teachers at every grade level. While Crossley knew the school’s application had been accepted, her colleagues did not. They were greeted by an enthusiastic group of students and the “Inside Edition” film crew for a pleasant surprise first thing Monday morning. Students joined teachers and administrators in opening the boxes and examining the contents. In addition, teachers and students were interviewed by “Inside Edition” and Channel 7 news crews. All of the participating students were given colorful new backpacks.

In attendance for the presentation were:
Katelyn Crossley
Kindergarten – Karen Schastny
Grade 1 – Allison Piatelli
Grade 2 – Stephanie Franzesse
Grade 3 – Lauren Melanson
Grade 4 – Ellen Boodry
Grade 5 – Megan Herrington
Grade 6 – Kerri Grace
Grade 7 – Stacy Schiavo
Grade 8 – Sandro Cornelio
Kim Auger – ETA President


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