District’s Family Project to Host Holiday Party
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s Family Project will once again host its annual free Holiday Party on Dec. 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Grand Avenue Middle School, offering a district wide celebration of students with disabilities and their families.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert, while a local DJ will provide entertainment. Volunteers from Vets to Vets will be on hand to assist, as will district staff and students.
According to Steve Rose, director of the Family Project, this effort “has taken on a life of its own.” Rose worked in district as a social worker and now remains on staff to oversee the weekly Family Project events and activities, which are held on Tuesday evenings at Grand Avenue. Students receiving special education services and their families are encouraged to attend. Other high students often volunteer for this program.
“I enjoy watching young people do this incredible work,” Rose added.