To welcome the newest members of the William Floyd school community and the future graduates of the class of 2030, the William Floyd Alumni Association (WFAA) has donated packets of school supplies for nearly 600 kindergartners who will be attending school in each of the district’s five elementary schools – John S. Hobart Elementary, Moriches Elementary, Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary, Tangier Smith Elementary and William Floyd Elementary. In what has become a yearly tradition, WFAA members, district officials, staff and students including members of the varsity cheerleading team gathered to assemble the packets at WFAA Board member and former William Floyd Board of Education trustee Joseph Barone’s home.
“We believe that our future alumni should begin their academic careers knowing that the William Floyd Alumni Association and the entire William Floyd community are behind them,” said Jackie Eglevsky, President, William Floyd Alumni Association. “We wish them the greatest of success and happiness throughout their lives and look forward to hearing about all the great things that they can and will accomplish.”
“I am thankful that the William Floyd Alumni Association provides school supply packets for incoming kindergartners as it shows them and their families that we are all one community with the common purpose of seeing that our children are successful in their academic careers and throughout life,” said Kevin M. Coster, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District. “It’s always one of the highlights of the summer to gather at Mr. Barone’s house to assemble the packets with students, staff, alumni and members of the community.”
The William Floyd Alumni Association, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, exists to promote the education of students of the William Floyd School District, provide a conduit through which alumni may direct charitable activities in support of their school community and its students, provide charitable relief to those within the district who may be in need, recognize outstanding accomplishments through scholarships, celebrate achievements and honor those who have made tremendous contributions to the district through the annual Outstanding Educators Award, Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as to build and foster a renewed camaraderie between and among William Floyd alumni and the community.