NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- What could be better on a chilly fall morning in New Rochelle than sitting down to a plateful of warm and fluffy pancakes smothered in maple syrup?
It’s simple -- knowing that, while you’re filling your belly with breakfast, you also are helping to fill schoolchildren’s heads with knowledge, says The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence.
The organization will host a pancake breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the New Rochelle High School’s new cafeteria.
The pancakes will be served by school administrators and members of the school board.
Tickets are $5. The money raised will help offset costs while supporting the fund's enrichment funds for all district schools.
Afterwards, folks can burn off some of those delicious calories by running over to the city’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. and is expected to end at noon. It starts on North Avenue and proceeds south to Main Street.
The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence was established in 1998 in a cooperative effort by the superintendent of schools, school board members and community leaders to preserve the city's tradition of excellence in education.
New Rochelle is just one of 3,000 communities nationwide that have established private foundations to address the dramatic increase in the cost of public education.
As in other communities, the fund seeks to support that aspect of the public educational system that falls outside the normal operating budget.
With the exception of two part-time paid staff members, the fund's work is carried out by volunteers.
Its board is comprised of parents, staff, community leaders, the school superintendent and a member of the school board.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The high school's address is 265 Clove Road. For directions, call (914) 576-4500.