Mayfield participates in Salvation Army’s toy drive

From left are Salvation Army of Fulton County Board Chairman David Karpinski, Mayfield Elementary School Principal Nicholas J. Criscone, Kendyl Conyne with her mom, Stacia and toy drive supply Coordinator Hannah Pitcavage. (Photo submitted)

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Elementary School will host a Stuff the Sleigh event on Thursday to help support the Salvation Army of Fulton County’s Christmas Toy Drive.

The event was set up after 6-year-old Kendyl Conyne approached Mayfield Elementary School principal, Nicholas Criscone, last week.

Conyne has been helping with the toy drive since early this season.

“This event is very important to me because I am leaving Mayfield Elementary after being the principal here for more than 13 years,” said Criscone in a news release. “We have worked so hard on developing fine young citizens during my tenure at Mayfield.”

Mayfield Elementary staff and students developed its own character education program, called SPARRK (Service, Perseverance, Attitude, Respect, Responsibility, Kindness).  

Through SPARRK, Mayfield students have learned the value and importance of each of these special character attributes and they practice these attributes in everything they do, Criscone said.

“What a way for me to leave, showing the world that Mayfield cares,” he said.