Cicero Elementary students help Christmas BureauOn Friday, December 7, 2018, students at Cicero Elementary school were among the hundreds of volunteers spreading out across Central New York selling special edition Post Standard newspapers to benefit the Christmas Bureau. Six students and two parent volunteers went from room to room at the school asking if teachers and other school staff were interested in buying a newspaper to support the Bureau, which is sponsored by The Salvation Army and United Way of Central New York. The effort, which began in 1932 as the "Old Newsboys" campaign for the purpose of buying coal for people who couldn't afford to heat their homes, has evolved to now pay for food, books, toys and clothing for local children.
Cicero Elementary School teacher Holly Lee has been leading the "Old Newsboys" campaign at Cicero Elementary School for many years and is grateful for her students' participation each year. "Our students step up and help out with this every year and it provides a great way of teaching them about giving back.It ties in with the Character Education that we are already teaching here."