Giving Back for the Holidays

Two classes pose on the steps
Thinking of others comes naturally to the sixth-grade class, and this holiday season they thought of a local charity that would benefit from their help. The class donated toys and gift cards to the Matthew Fetzer Toy Drive, which distributes the items to children who have to spend the holidays in the hospital. The Matthew Fetzer Foundation was established in memory of Matthew Fetzer, who lost his life to cancer when he was a student at Bayville Intermediate School. When Matthew was sick, he dreamed of bringing toys to sick children when he got better. His family made sure his dream would come true in his honor, and the school community supports their efforts each year.

Sixth-grade teachers Evelyn Mason and Ann Monsees took their students caroling around Bayville to spread holiday cheer through the neighborhood and collected $200 for the Matthew Fetzer Toy Drive. They presented the donation and several bags of toys to Anne Fetzer on Dec. 18. 

The donations were distributed to children in local hospitals for them to enjoy.

The entire district hopes all those children who couldn’t spend the holidays at home with their families had a happy holiday season.