The spirit of Thanksgiving was alive and well at last week. That's when students and staff teamed up to help the neediest Port Washington families enjoy the holiday.
As part of Salem's S.H.I.N.E (an acronym for sensitivity, helpfulness, integrity, neighborly and excellence) program, students throughout the school embraced the idea of volunteerism by assembling Thanksgiving Day baskets for families that might have otherwise struggled to celebrate the holiday. The baskets included everything a family would need to have a plentiful Thanksgiving Day feast.
In addition, teachers shared books with their classes about the meaning of Thanksgiving and the importance of people coming together to help members of the community. Later, several Salem teachers along with Principal Chris Shields delivered the Thanksgiving Day baskets to community members.