By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. — On Wednesday, Pleasantville’s school district will host a family carnival and resource fair for the community to attend. The event will run from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, and it’ll take place at Pleasantville High School’s football field.
Before the carnival begins, the school district will celebrate the grand opening of its new Parent Resources Center at 2 p.m. The carnival and resource fair will feature free food on offer for the community, including ice cream, hot dogs, pizza, snow cones, and popcorn. There will also be carnival rides, bounce houses, music, line dancing, and even a dunk tank to keep community members entertained throughout the afternoon.
The school district will also make a number of resources available to parents during the event. It’ll provide information about the district’s anti-bullying initiatives, lunch forms, school supplies, and uniform vouchers. The festival was initially set to take place on August 20, but rainy weather pushed back the event by five days.
“Our village carnival resource fair is intended to inform students, parents, and the public of the many services available to them throughout the county,” Superintendent Natakie Chestnut-Lee said. “It will take a village to strengthen our district and community. Pleasantville School District is at the center of the village, and we will do our part to empower, educate, and ensure our families have all the needed tools at their disposal to close many gaps seen often in minority communities.”
If you have any questions about the carnival and resource fair, you can reach out to Cynthia Trapp by calling (609) 383-6800, ext. 4117, or you can call Ernestine Smith at that same number, ext. 2552.
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