Three Halves Equal a Lot of Support for Kids
On Saturday, May 18, three Village School staff members ran in the Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon in order to raise money for Team For Kids, an organization that supports Rising New York Road Runners which brings free running and fitness programs to students across the country. This program allows children who might not otherwise have access to running or any other organized sport the opportunity to get some exercise and be part of a team. Funds help pay for coaches, supplies and incentives for students to join.
Marilyn Larkin (school director), Louise McMath (Development), and Stephanie Kim (LE Teacher) all participated in the 13.1 mile race that started at Prospect Park, ran through different neighborhoods in Brooklyn with supporting fans lining the route and ended on the boardwalk at the world famous Coney Island. Race finishers ran to the finish line to celebratory music playing and people cheering. After the race, runners were welcomed to an after party at MCU park to celebrate their accomplishment with food, music and other festivities.
Congratulations to Marilyn, Louise and Stephanie on this great feat and for raising over $1500 for Team for Kids!
The students from the Lower Elementary classes came to talk to the primary classes about collecting baby care items for Baby Basics an organization based in Paramus that aids to help provide basic care for their children and families with extra support and services such as everyday items (diapers, wipes, formula). The Lower Elementary students did a great job explaining what kind of items the organization is looking for and where the boxes are for collecting donations. Lower Elementary students explained to the classes why they thought is important to donate to this cause and expressed their gratitude. The value of helping others that is taught at The Village School is just one of many things that make it a great community!
Creative Story Writing
by: Krista Constantine
The Upper Elementary students have been writing circle stories based on the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. Each student chose their own “If You Give a _____ a _______” story to create. They wrote their story, and then illustrated it using Google Slides. Some students shared their stories with the Primary classes. The Primary students enjoyed listening to the stories and welcome the Upper Elementary students to come back again soon!