Students attook part in The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation’s Safe Summer Health and Safety Treasure Hunt Monday night.
Joined by their parents and Tamarac’s faculty, students attended four informative sessions on the areas of bike, fire, beach and stranger safety awareness.
The Rose Brucia Foundation was also joined by the Suffolk County Police Department, Holbrook Fire Department, Long Island Ducks and New York Islanders during the unique event that continued to spread the word of stranger safety, the primary goal of the organization, among other important lessons.
“We want to make sure they’re prepared for a safe summer,” Tamarac Principal Michael S. Saidens said. “Working with community groups like The Rose Brucia Foundation is what Sachem is all about. I’m more than happy for my staff and students to be a part of it.”
Matthew J. Barbis, the founder and chairman of Rose Brucia, is a Sachem alum and attended Tamarac. To host the event in his hometown school district, at a place that means so much to him, made it more exciting for Barbis and his foundation.
“I was thrilled when Principal Saidens asked me to put together a summer safety night for the residents of Tamarac Elementary School,” Barbis said. “I feel we’re passing along some great information and the means to protect the next generation. Working with Sachem Schools is always a pleasure. It’s where I’m from, it’s my roots and I couldn’t be happier to be here.”
Barbis also said the night would not be possible without the support of Sachem Superintendent James J. Nolan and the faculty and staff at Tamarac.
Article submitted by Chris Vaccaro, Sachem Schools.