My students are always helping out in the community. I am an advocate for the Food Bank of WNY under Polla Milligan, and my students have recently put on shows and released a video called “The Belly Button Song” to try to raise funds for the food bank. They have also performed at the Erie County Fair for the last 8 years!
I have been a performer all of my life, and since becoming an ELA teacher, I have shared my talents with all of my students and have encouraged them to perform for the community as well in an effort to help those less fortunate.
(Patsy Cristofanilli is a member of Buffalo Teachers Federation)