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Kindergartners Take A Ride on the Polar Express

Kindergartners Hold Polar Express Tickets
Kindergartners Enter Polar Express
Kindergartners At Polar Express
All comfy and cozy in their pajamas, kindergartners gathered around the big screen for one of their favorite Christmas tales, the “Polar Express,” which played in the gymnasium at Northeast Elementary School on Dec. 21.

The hallways were transformed to look like scenes from the story, including the train, the forest and the North Pole. Black tape was put down throughout the building to resemble railroad tracks, leading children to the viewing of the last 20 minutes of the movie. Teachers Dr. Janice Grillo and Lissa Varas served as the train conductors, punching each child’s ticket.

Learning Through Giving at Northeast

Learning Through Giving at Northeast photo

Giving was the theme of the Holiday Family Learning Night at Northeast Elementary School on Dec. 12. Children participated in literacy and craft activities that benefitted others.

The event was open to Northeast’s pre-K and kindergarten students, as well as parents, guardians, siblings and other family members. After playing bingo with holiday symbols and sight words, children then rotated through various stations in the gymnasium. They made cards and hot chocolate packages for troops in Africa and also colored in a banner that read “Happy Holidays to our Heroes.” Additionally, the students wrapped presents for local families that the school has adopted for the holidays. 

“This is a night of giving in the season of giving,” said librarian Tina Smith. “All of the activities are about doing for others. At our school, we always talk about building good character.” 

Pastor Jeff Cole of Calvary Chapel of Hope in Amityville read “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” as children gathered around. That was followed by a visit from a special guest. Santa Claus arrived on a bicycle and took requests from eager girls and boys. At the stations, volunteers from the National Junior Honor Society at Edmund W. Miles Middle School assisted students with the activities. 



Saturday, January 20, 2018