he following students are participating in early winter sports:
Girls volleyball—Margaret Hattrick, Madison Platt and Isabel Martin; varsity winter track—Spencer Crough; boys basketball—Charles Bedard and Nicholas Pazera.
With the assistance of librarian Laurie Verdeschi, students in Korey Tietjen’s Members of the fifth-grade class were able to Skype with one of their classmates who recently moved to the Philippines. In fact, he moved during the power outages after the hurricane, and they never got an opportunity to say good-bye. The Philippines is 13 hours ahead of New York, so timing was everything. He told them of Philippine heroes, his school experiences, his school day, and of his newfound interest in Taekwondo. They cannot wait to Skype again.
The PTO Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe will be open on December 5, 6 and 7. This year’s Holiday Concert for prekindergarten to third grade will be on Monday, December 17, and for fourth to eighth grade choruses and fifth to eighth-grade band on Tuesday, December 18.
The Student Council is sponsoring a Holiday Giving Tree. Donations will be accepted through December 14. The following items for those affected by Hurricane Sandy are most needed: new hats, mittens, gloves, or scarves, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and toiletries, bottled water, gift cards, canned hams, frozen turkeys, stuffing mix, canned fruits and vegetables. The tree is located by the nurse’s office.