Minersville Elementary gives care packages to families


MINERSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Parents who routinely pick up lunches for their kids at Minersville Elementary received an extra treat today.

Parents in their cars line up outside Minersville elementary to pick up lunches for their kids. It’s been routine since the pandemic stopped students from going to school.

Renee Paetzell, a mother of a child at the elementary said, “the lunches have been helping out a lot and I can’t thank them enough for everything that they have been doing for us. It’s awesome. It really is.”

Renee had no idea today’s pick up would come with an extra surprise for her two kids.

“Dr. Karl McBree, Superintendent of Minersville, told us, “we know the struggle right now. We know the struggle everyone is having. We wanted to do something to reach out to them to let them know that we are with them and we are all in this together.”

More than 100 brown paper bags filled were summer safety essentials like sunscreen, bug spray, and some summertime games.

The staff wants the youngsers to be safe and have fun this summer.

Dr. McBreen commented, “we’re trying to make a negative situation into a positive one in the best way we can.”

At least a dozen teachers and staff volunteered. The school district worked with United Way and had generous donors- to help to give these families a summer treat.

“I’m excited to open that bag and i know they like surprises too,” said Paetzell.

A group of the kids happily yelled, “thank you school. I just want to say thank you”

It was a day of summertime surprises and smiles in Minersville.

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