Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Student receives 80's band autograph

Matthew and Barb Ziska

TJW fifth-grader Matthew Ciotolli got a special surprise from teacher aide Barb Ziska. Recently, during a conversation at the lunch table, Matthew mentioned Cinderella.  Some kids thought it was the fairy tale “Cinderella” but he was referring to the 1980’s band of the same name.

Ziska told the students she is friends with the drummer Fred Coury and his family. She also talked about going to a Cinderella concert. Matthew thought that was the coolest thing. Not only does Matthew like Cinderella (the band!) but he also plays the drums. 

Ziska contacted Coury’s family and asked for a signed autograph. Not only did he send that, but he also included a set of drumsticks he used in a concert. 

Ziska presented the gifts to Matthew along with his mom and dad. Ziska said Matthew is one of the kindest students and she enjoyed talking to him about the band.

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