Surrounded by their Washington Elementary School classmates are fifth grader Kaityln Hladik, physical education teacher Sheila Zeman, principal Barbara Adams, Director of Human Services at Borough of Caldwell Maria Burak, art teacher Krystyn Kaufman and fifth graders Scott Bivona and Morgan Vibyhal
In front, are fifth graders from the West Caldwell school Nick Ishigami, Owen Russell, Sarah Ash, Kevin Collura, Ryan Lill, Jade Eng, Michael Medina, Carmen Confessore, Aaron Gutterman, Natalie Lorenz and Jason Fierro
“The teachers were looking for a fun way to inspire students
to be aware of those in need, and to reach out to help them,”
said Washington School principal Barbara Adams.
“They were happily surprised by how the students and parents
of Washington School embraced this campaign and made it a huge success.“
“The competition was not only a way to keep the food pantry
stocked with a staple for the summer,
but it showed the students how easy it really is
to remember to help others,” said Zeman.
“This really is fantastic,” said Maria Burak,
director of Human Services for the Borough of Caldwell.
“Add some ground meat or tuna fish and you have a complete meal.
I don’t think I have ever seen anything like this.”
Added Adams, “This fun event had a very serious purpose:
to ensure that there would be enough macaroni and cheese
available all summer long, for any hungry family who needed some.”
“We have a lot of it at the food bank,” said Burak.
“However, we did ask if we can get it a few cartons at a time.
I don’t know if we can fit it all! This was really amazing.”
For more information on how to help or to make a local donation, contact:
1 Provost Square
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Principal: Barbara Adams
201 Central Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006