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PRDS Students Part Of Letter Writing Campaign To U.S. Troops Worldwide

PISCATAWAY - Students and staff at Piscataway Regional Day School (PRDS) wrote over 100 letters as part of Nash FM 95.7’s “100,000 Thank You’s” effort to send at least 100,000 letters to troops during the holiday season.

A school for students ages 3-21 with moderate to severe disabilities, the school wide effort was coordinated by Mrs. Maureen Hollywood Hodroski, a PRDS staff member, in collaboration with Teacher Marie Phelan.

The radio station, headquartered in Nashville, with a major affiliate in New York City, will mail the “letters of gratitude” to service members and veterans across the world.  For PRDS, letters will be mailed to Ms. Phelan’s brother-in-law who was recently deployed to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. 

“We had a strong response from students and staff who were delighted to participate,” said Mrs. Hodroski.

The PRDS is part of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), which provides services and programs for school districts statewide, and operates seven schools in Middlesex County for student’s ages 3-21 with autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, and at-risk behaviors. The largest Educational Services Commission in New Jersey, the ESCNJ coordinates transportation services for over 12,000 students, and manages a 1,200 member Co-op Pricing System, the largest cooperative buying program in New Jersey.