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Spreading holiday joy
Student and teacher using an assistive device and enjoying a cookie
The tradition of celebrating the Christmas season continued for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES students, in spite of this year’s cancellation of the much-beloved Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization (SEPTO) Lunch with Santa. The Rotary Club of Greece, which has sponsored that event for over 30 years, still made sure that our students all had fun and made special memories.

SEPTO President Colleen Dox-Griffith worked with Rotarian Judie VonBramer to make the holiday magic happen. Each individual BOCES 2 classroom received a gift card to Wegmans, a goodie bag and several seasonal craft projects. Special education teachers, like Megan Johnson at Brockport’s Hill School, planned their own small celebrations. Johnson’s students decorated cookies, made gingerbread house picture frames, listened to festive music and watched a Christmas movie. Johnson said her students had a great time, and the folks at Hill School even brought her class popcorn.

Dox-Griffith said, “I am glad that the kids had fun...we all need these smiles right now!”

If you'd like to get involved with the great work SEPTO does all year long, contact Colleen Dox-Griffith at (585) 617-2393 or [email protected].