Marking a transition to the return of classes in September, the district held its first summer school carnival in August, celebrating the program’s last day. The event – including numerous games, coloring books, bubble blowing, hula hooping, cotton candy and a visit from Mister Softee – was held at the JFK gymnasium.
“I thought it would be nice to do something for the children, who worked so hard all summer,” said teacher Phyllis Senia, who planned the carnival. “It shows them that coming to school brings a reward, where they can play and have a good time.”
The summer program, which includes a variety of activities and field trips, benefits approximately 60 special education students, ranging from kindergarten to high school, from each of the district’s schools, aided by a staff of 33 teachers and administrators as well as student volunteers.