Locust Valley students and staff proved that giving thanks can be accomplished in diverse ways as they held Thanksgiving celebrations, organized collections for those in need and invited family members to performances honoring the holiday.
Kindergarten students at Ann MacArthur Primary School started preparing weeks ahead for their celebration. The students created paper turkeys and practiced singing songs leading up to a performance that left parents and grandparents with smiles as big as the moon and hearts filled with pride.
Locust Valley Intermediate School third graders held a Thanksgiving kindness celebration in which each student wrote about an act of kindness done for them or by them and posted it on a bulletin board to view during their Thanksgiving feast.
Bayville Primary School students also enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all the traditional sides. The children gathered in the gymnasium for a festive sing-a-long which featured tunes with a Thanksgiving theme, including the turkey tango, which Ann MacArthur Primary students also performed.
Throughout the district, students and staff joined together to create baskets of food for those who required help making their holiday festive and traditional. The baskets were given to the Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club for distribution to those who needed the food.
It takes many people to organize these events, and the district administrators and Board of Education are thankful for each of them, including teachers, teaching assistants, custodians and parents!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and thank you for being part of our community!