New York State Sen. Robert Ortt recently visited Ms. Critelli's classroom to recognize fifth-grader Sophia Martinez for her winning submission in the senate's 2018 Earth Day Poster Contest. Sophia's poster was chosen among hundreds of entries from students living in Ortt's 62nd Senatorial District. Congratulations Sophia!
Students pre-k through sixth recently participated in our school's second-annual Walk-a-Thon! The students collected pledges from family and friends to raise money for our school's Fun Day and other activities. Classes took turns walking around the neighborhood throughout the school day. A total of $4,141.75 was collected! Thank you to all who supported this event and especially to our students for participating!
Our school has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County to create a new Tower Garden inside of the school. The unique tower allows for water to run and small plants to grow inside the school. Members of the after-school Garden Club helped plant the flowers this week. The tower is located in the hall outside the main office!
Parents and guardians of our pre-kindergarten students visited the school on Wednesday to read a book to their children and have lunch with them. The surprise visit was one of the school's parent engagement activities. Along with reading and having lunch with their child, parents took home a packet that included a "Getting Ready for Kindergarten" activity pack and coupons for school business partners Dairy Queen and Ponderosa Steak House. They also will be receiving a free story book to bring home and read with their children.