NOVEMBER 1, 2011 – HAMDEN, CT – Quinnipiac Bank & Trust of Hamden CT was the cornerstone sponsor for the Halloween Safety Program “A Bright Idea.” Their sponsorship provided metallic reflective Halloween bags to all students at Dunbar Hill Elementary School, additional bags for community distribution and a monetary donation to The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. The Halloween Safety Program was spearheaded to promote safety on Halloween night by The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven and Outsource Marketing. It reminds parents and caregivers to be cautious and put safety first – ultimately to keep our kids safe.
“We’d like to thank Principal Stephen Bergin of Dunbar Hill Elementary School for accepting our Halloween bag donation in support of safety awareness. We’re proud to participate in a local program that benefits children, parents and the overall community.” - Mark Candido, CEO, Quinnipiac Bank & Trust – Hamden.
The bags were delivered Friday, October 28 in time for the school’s Fall Festival. The timing was perfect for the school’s festival and the upcoming Halloween holiday.
"The parents, staff and students of Dunbar Hill School are grateful for the thoughtful and caring donation made by Quinnipiac Bank and Trust. The students greatly enjoyed the reflective trick or treat bags. The gesture brought child safety to the forefront of our minds as it provided a constant reminder for the students to be aware of their surroundings." - Stephen Bergin, Principal, Dunbar Hill Elementary School - Hamden
QBT Manager Michael Carrano, Dunbar Hill Principal, Stephen Bergin and QBT CEO Mark CandidoAbout Dunbar Hill Elementary School
Dunbar Hill, part of the Hamden public school system, is committed to excellence in all facets of education. Our belief is that how children learn is as important as what they learn: process and content go hand in hand. In addition, to be academically and socially successful, we believe children need to develop a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. Our focus is on building a strong foundation of these skills to assist in student academic and social achievement.
The staff at Dunbar Hill is committed to the belief that all students can learn and succeed in a productive, orderly, safe and challenging learning environment. Knowing the children we teach - individually, culturally, and developmentally - is as important as knowing the content we teach.