Students, Families Meet, Greet, and Get Supplies

Posted by Alicia Smith on 9/11/2023 10:40:00 AM

There were plenty of objectives when the Elmsford PTSA hosted its Back to School Social and Supply Giveback Event on Sept. 8 at Alice E. Grady Elementary School. The gathering gave students a chance to grab snacks, have fun and head home with items they will need in the new school year. Girl with stickers
 
There was ice cream and chips, plus plenty of coloring and games. The event even included a spirited martial arts demonstration by C3 Fitness, a local fitness and self-defense center.
 
The primary focus of event organizers, however, was to build a sense of community.
 
girls performing fitness routine“We wanted to bring the community together and just give families a chance to meet one another,” PTSA president Katie Cantor said. “I think it’s nice to see kids’ friends, meet their families, and see who they play with and what they experience in school."
 
Students reunited with old friends and connected with new ones. Each was presented with a collection of supplies provided by ShopRite in Elmsford, which opened the event with a presentation and donated 100 bags of supplies.
 
The PTSA also sponsors picture day and book fairs, among other things. Members encouraged parents to join their ranks. Cantor said the organization needs volunteers to host such events, to advocate for students and to support teachers.
 
“To have these events, we need people to be involved,” Cantor said.
 
Interested parents can contact the PTSA at ElmsfordPTSA@gmail.com.
 
Boy demonstrates martial artsGirls with stickersWoman holds up sign