OXFORD – The Oxford Academy Primary School celebrated the great generosity of the school children and their teachers on Dec. 21. The last day of school before the winter recess marked the end of collection of “Miles For Quarters” for the Chenango United Way. The Primary School raised $430 (that’s 1,720 quarters)! $130 more than ever collected before! Victoria Mitchell, Campaign Director of the Chenango United Way was on hand to congratulate the kids. The school was also collecting food items for the Oxford Food Pantry. They raised a record breaking 15 boxes of food!!! Everyone did such a fantastic job that they were given a couple of very unique rewards; one included being entertained by faculty and teachers!
The first ‘prize’ was a very funny song performed by all the teachers, presented as a gift to all the students for collecting so much food. In contrast to all the generous giving and good behavior of the students, the teachers were supposed to have been “very naughty”, and they sang, “Nuttin' for Christmas”. While singing, they acted out amusing scenes of mischief, such as, “I hid a frog in sister's bed” or “I put a tack on teacher's chair” explaining what they had done and why Santa wouldn’t be visiting their houses this year. These antics had the kids hysterical with laughter.