2010-10-29 / School News

St. Francis De Sales: The Month That Was…

October is almost over and what a month it has been at St. Francis de Sales School. “SockTober” fest, held by the National Junior Honor Society, kicked off the month. Students were asked to donate a pair of socks to support Molloy College’s Midnight Run program. Almost 600 pairs of socks were collected. Any student who donated a pair was invited to wear a pair of her or his own crazy socks to school on October 1. Hats off or should it be said, “socks off,” to Mrs. Greene and the NJHS for a job well done.

Johnny Appleseed day was another big hit in the primary grades. Pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade classes celebrated by wearing red shirts, eating apple snacks and reading stories about Johnny Appleseed. The kindergarten even ate homemade apple pancakes. The first, second and fourth grades kicked off the fall season by visiting Randall’s Island for a fall festival. Students were able to choose from pumpkin picking, pony and hayrides, and even miniature golf. Students in one third-grade class have been busy studying the artist of the month. Pablo Picasso was the first artist they studied. Students learned that Picasso believed all children are artists.

Teachers learned that is true since these students are finishing up their own self-portraits after studying the artist’s life and work. Maybe the next Picasso lurks amongst them. The entire school took part in Rosary Rally day on October 20. Students brought rosary beads and went to the St. Francis de Sales prayer garden to say a decade of the rosary.

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