Letters: BArT Trivia Fundraiser Raises More Than $16K

Letters to the EditorPrint Story | Email Story

To the Editor,

On Saturday, May 3, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School hosted our seventh annual Get BArT Smart fundraiser – and raised $16,402 (net) for the school's college preparatory programs! Nearly 100 people attended – and relived their high school years through our team trivia game. A huge thank you to all who played and made it a great evening!

The night couldn't have happened without the support of over a hundred local organizations and businesses.

Our High Honor Roll sponsors, Adams Community Bank, Amanda Jones Photography, Meehan Electronics, Scarafoni Associates, Smith Watson & Company LLP and VoIP Logic all played an important part in the evening's success.

We also thank our Honor Roll sponsors: Ozzie & Monica Alvarez, Bounti-Fare Restaurant & Catering, Wade Davis & Jennifer Mascarenhas, Donovan & O'Connor LLP, DuFour Inc., Firehouse Café, Friends of the High Line, Tom & Dianne Leavitt, Minerva Arts Center, The Reading Institute, Walt Disney World Co. and Whitman's Crystal Clean.


The list above doesn't include 80-plus additional local businesses that donated goods and services to the event for auction items and prizes or sponsored us at the "Sponsor" level.

BArT has a geographically diverse student body, with over 300 students in Grades 6-12 from throughout the county. Businesses from all corners of Berkshire County helped support our students through their generous sponsorships and donations.

Finally, many thanks to the trustees, faculty, staff, parent volunteers and others who contributed their time, money, and effort to make this event happen. Their dedication to the BArT community is truly humbling.

Sincerely,

Geraldine Shen
BArT Board of Trustees

0 Comments
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to info@iberkshires.com.

Adams Resource Officer Makes Spirit Week Videos

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

Officer Dabrowski has a lot of sports jerseys for Jersey Day. 

ADAMS, Mass. — Police Officer Nicholas Dabrowski spent last week connecting with homebound Hoosac Valley Elementary pupils through a series of daily broadcasts. 

Schools have been closed for two weeks and won't reopen until May because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But Dabrowski, the school resource officer, wanted to make sure no one missed out on some school spirit. 
 
"Social media has been so negative and I'd just wanted to let the kids know we're thinking of them and give them something to do each day," he said.
 
Dabrowski said although he tends to keep to himself he does have a "goofy side." One night during dinner, his wife encouraged him to utilize this to let the kids know he was thinking about them.
 
"My wife knew that I missed my time at the school," he said. "Much of our dinner conversations are centered around my conversations with the kids at lunch."
View Full Story

More Adams Stories