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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Wolcott Street School in Le Roy to perform 'The Jungle Book'

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The sixth-grade students of Wolcott Street School in Le Roy will be performing "The Jungle Book" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Unique to the Le Roy elementary school, the annual sixth-grade musical is an opportunity for its students to showcase their musical, acting and artistic talent.

This year, 63 students auditioned for various roles in the production, with opportunities made for all.

The stage will be colored by the various characters of the storyline, both human and animal alike.

In addition to acting, students are responsible for creating the set, props and costumes.

With only six weeks of rehearsals, “This is the shortest amount of time I have prepared a musical and the students are doing a fantastic job!” musical director Jessa Dechant said.

She is joined by Andrea Feola, who has been the assistant director for the fourth year in a row.

Several other teachers are also providing support to the production by filling in various roles such as lighting and sound.

The Le Roy PTSO and Le Roy Music Boosters will be doing the hair and makeup for the performance.

Also, several Le Roy JR/SR High School students are volunteering their time as backstage crew.

In addition to the 45 minute show, the school is hosting a food drive the night of the production to benefit local food pantries.

The food drive and the musical became a team two years ago when Disney’s "Cinderella KIDS" was on stage at the school. Its goal was to provide a way to give back to the community.

The idea stuck and has become a yearly tradition as a way to do something nice for those in need within Le Roy.

Donations of nonperishable food items can be brought Thursday evening and will be collected at the door.

This event is open to the community. No tickets are necessary.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Revived Wolcott Street School PTSO meets Dec. 10 to plan spring fundraiser

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A revived Wolcott Street School Parent Teacher Service Organization has elected new officers, and will meet Dec. 10 to begin planning for a spring fundraiser.

The Wolcott Street PTSO nearly dissolved this year, after the resignation of several longtime officers left the organization without enough volunteers to effectively continue. The Le Roy school issued a call for volunteers, and new officers were elected at a PTSO meeting on Nov. 26.

Elected to one-year terms were:

— President: Julie Ehrmentraut
— Vice President: Ray Coniglio
— Treasurer: Brittany Morse
— Secretary: Holly Eschberger

The next PTSO meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the staff dining room at Wolcott Street School, 2-6 Trigon Park. (Park off Trigon Park and enter through the loading-dock doors.)

The agenda includes planning a spring fundraiser.

The PTSO funds or supports many activities at Wolcott Street School, including book fairs, field trips and more. Each year, the organization provides grants to support projects that directly benefit all students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The PTSO welcomes the participation of parents/guardians of Wolcott Street students.

For more information call Assistant Principal Jonathan Wilson at 768-7115.

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