Winter coats were recently donated to kindergarten- through second-grade students at North Dayton School of Discovery through an ongoing partnership with members of North Dayton’s board.
Board member Darlene Packard connected the school with the health network by sharing the tremendous work that goes into teaching North Dayton’s scholars each day. Kettering Health, in connection with the school board, worked with staff members at North Dayton to determine how many coats were needed and in what sizes.
“The additional wrap-around services from our board provides an increase in staff morale and helps our students feel loved,” said Victoria Vyborny, principal-in-residence at North Dayton. “The ability of our board to leverage community resources enhances what we have to offer at North Dayton School of Discovery and in our surrounding community.”
More than 50 winter coats were donated to North Dayton scholars just in time for the cold weather before winter break.
“We were thrilled with the outcome, and our students walked away with great, big smiles,” said Vyborny. “We called parents to communicate that the coats were coming home, and they were thankful. This helped create synergy between our board, staff, students, and parents.”