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Dr. Joseph Zambon and Mrs. Paula Fischer are Outstanding Community Members

In recognition of their work to include our students’ families in the Give Kids a Smile Day, Dr. Joseph Zambon and Mrs. Paula Fischer were nominated to receive Outstanding Community Member Awards. While Dr. Zambon was unable to be present, Mrs. Fischer was presented with the award by Board of Education president Patrick Burk at the BCSD Board meeting on March 12. They were nominated by Julia Rogers, District Coordinator of Assessment and Instructional Services, who wrote, "Dr. Zambon, Dean of the UB School of Dental Medicine, and Notre Dame alumnus, and Mrs. Fischer, Director of School-Based Programs at the UB Dental School, and BHS alumna, coordinated the partnership between the Batavia City School District and the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (UB Dental) for their annual Give Kids A Smile Day. The event, for children 1-18 years of age, took place on February 9. They coordinated with Fidelis Care to offer free transportation to UB for families to attend if they needed it. The UB Dental’s Give Kids a Smile event offered free dental care - including exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, orthodontic consultations (braces), hearing and vision screenings, and healthy eating demonstrations. Every child and parent received oral health supplies and lunch bag. We are so grateful to UB Dental for their inclusion of BCSD families in this event.”