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Holiday Caring and Sharing Drive is underway

Filed in Archive by on December 1, 2016

All schools in the Bethlehem Central School District are participating in a Holiday Caring and Sharing Drive that will provide assistance for community families in need during the holiday season. For several years, generous community sponsors and district families have helped the district provide holiday meals and gift cards for families ahead of the December break.

Each school is collecting different non-perishable food items during the month of December. Families of students at each school are being asked to donate, when possible, food items that will be packaged for the holidays and shared with district families in need. Suggested lists for each grade level are being shared with parents by each of the schools. The donated food will be distributed on Saturday, December 17.

Are you a family in need of assistance?


If you are a family who has received assistance through the Holiday Caring and Sharing Drive in the past or if you are a family needing help this year, please contact your child’s principal or school nurse now through Friday, December 9. (Also, if you know of a district family who could benefit from this effort, please share this information.) 

  *   Eagle Elementary – Stacie Decker, School Nurse: 694-3953

  *   Elsmere Elementary – Linda Jean Isenberg, School Nurse: 439-3019

  *   Glenmont Elementary – Mary Ellen Fusco, School Nurse: 439-4929

  *   Hamagrael Elementary – Monica Vail, School Nurse: 439-8889

  *   Slingerlands Elementary – Heather Machabee, School Nurse: 439-8984

  *   BCMS – JoAnn Menrath, Laura Collier & Mary Ann Bruno, School Nurse: 439-7705

  *   BCHS – Beth Callahan & Annemarie Marsh, School Nurse: 439-4921

The district is also working to make additional assistance available throughout the school year with support from our generous community sponsors.

Want to contribute to the Holiday Caring and Sharing Drive? Contact the district’s Special Education and Student Services (SESS) office at (518) 439-8886.