On Friday evening Julian Curtiss School had a beautiful night for their Family Fun Night, which was moved from East Elm St campus to Horseneck Lot so families could spread out.
The Julian Curtiss PTA worked closely with the Greenwich Police Department, Town of Greenwich, and the Health Department to safely plan this new version of a long-time school tradition.
“This Family Fun Night was different from years past, but we rose to the challenge and tried to give our kids and families something new to remember. The town was awesome to help us plan and we cannot thank them enough for their support,” said Jill Mulholland Ernst, PTA Co-President who added, “During these times, we are hyper diligent to stay safe and do whatever is necessary to keep our kids healthy but also in school while the numbers allow. We are also extremely aware that our kids and community need us.”
As the night got under way, JC Eagles arrived with their families and abided by social distancing and mask wearing. Families spread out and parked and picnicked in designated spaces. “Fundraising has been a big challenge for all PTA’s this year with the constraints COVID has put on typical fundraising efforts. The generosity and support of the town—especially from Deputy Chief Mark Marino who helped advocate for this event—was greatly appreciated,” remarked Gina Salese, VP of fundraising for the JC PTA, “I would encourage Greenwich residents to consider donating to their local PTA – whether they have school-aged kids enrolled or not. It is very worthy cause during this time.”
Everyone enjoyed the food trucks of Wendy’s Weenies and Kona Ice, a pumpkin patch from Arch in Bloom, a black top dance party, and virtual auction to raise funds for the JC PTA who provide financial support for crucial school activities, gym equipment, extra-curricular programs and much more.