When Middletown fifth-graders combined art and pasta recently, they produced amazing night of fun that raised more than $550 toward the fifth-grade yearbook budget.
As part of the PTA activities, fifth-graders stepped up to the plate to serve pasta and meatballs to over 92 customers. They were donned in aprons and smiles as they served their school community.
The pasta portion was a success, according to Pedro Herrera, a PTA member and co-chair of the event, due to the Middletown kitchen staff Maryanne Corvo, parent of a Bielefield student. "MaryAnn was extremely helpful supervising the volunteers in the kitchen, making certain that safety codes were adhered to in an extremely efficient manner."
Fifth-grader Samantha Gagnon reported that the art auction brought in a whopping $403.50 toward their yearbook budget. Samantha's mother, Ellie Gagnon, was the other co-chair who was pleased with the turnout.
The artwork was beautiful and included individual pieces that students had created as well as class projects that were made with each of the fifth-grade teachers. Those fifth grade teachers, Ms. Monnes, Ms. Garrity and Ms. Carta were also in attendance and were beaming with pride of their students accomplishments.