Presented below is a copy of a letter sent today by Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., Superintendent of Southington Schools, to the homes of all Southington public school students regarding, and in support of, the Violent Video Games Return Program of SouthingtonSOS to be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
SOUTHINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
January 2, 2013
Dear Parents / Grandparents / Guardians:
The community response with prayer and help to Newtown has been overwhelming with so many students, parents, and staff members all looking to assist in any way possible.
I am both fortunate and pleased to represent the school district within the grassroots work of “SouthingtonSOS,” which formed after the Katrina storm. This ad hoc group represents nearly all organizations and sectors within the community. SouthingtonSOS convenes on an as needed basis and looks to support all in need of crisis.
Thus, on the heels of the horrific event in Newtown, SouthingtonSOS met and looked to suggest to the community a meaningful way for all to be respectful to Newtown and, perhaps, make our community just a bit healthier by encouraging parents to talk to their children about violent video games.
On Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, there will be a collection of violent video games. This Chamber of Commerce sponsored event will offer a gift certificate redeemable at no cost to the family to all those who return a violent video game.
If you are unable to make the January 12th collection, but would like to contribute violent videos, simply give my office a call at 860-628-3202 to arrange the drop-off.
Dr. Joseph Erardi, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools