2012-12-07 / School News

Broad Channel Students Make Holiday Wish List


Children in Broad Channel want their houses back and things to go back to normal. These are their wishes for this holiday season from PS 47Q, Broad Channel. Jesse Sanchez, 5th grade journal entry below, inspired students in the first and second grades to write their own wishes on how they wanted their houses back and things to get back to normal. Jesse wrote: “I don’t care about presents this Christmas. All I care about is people getting their homes back in Rockaway, and everywhere else that was affected by Super Storm Sandy. I also wish I had enough money to help those who lost their homes.” By Jesse Sanchez Children in Broad Channel want their houses back and things to go back to normal. These are their wishes for this holiday season from PS 47Q, Broad Channel. Jesse Sanchez, 5th grade journal entry below, inspired students in the first and second grades to write their own wishes on how they wanted their houses back and things to get back to normal. Jesse wrote: “I don’t care about presents this Christmas. All I care about is people getting their homes back in Rockaway, and everywhere else that was affected by Super Storm Sandy. I also wish I had enough money to help those who lost their homes.” By Jesse Sanchez From Grade 1:

By Brooke Arnao, Grade 1
My wish is to help everybody in
New York. I also need a lot of
help. I lost my clothes and my
toys. I really want the whole
world to be the same again. I
just want everything to go back
the way that it used to be.
By Brian Keller, Grade 1
I wish to get my house back. I
really want and need my house
back.!! I had 2 feet of water in my
house and I had to go upstairs
during the storm. We had no
power for days.
By Charlotte Theis, Grade 1
My wish is that I could give every one their
house back. The water was in the first floor
of my house. I lost my couch and my refrigerator. My neighbor Jean needs a house
because she is in a wheelchair. I feel really
bad for Jean. The person that lives with Jean
is also an older person. My friend, Ola, got a
flood in her basement. My other friend, Ella,
didn’t get any water in her house because she
lives far away.
By Kara Malloy, Grade 1
My wish is that everyone can have their power and their homes back. I do not care about
presents. I want everyone to be happy and
then I will be happy. I also wish my friend
Genevieve could have her power back. I also
wish that poor people could have a home
because it is sad if they can’t go inside from
the cold.
By Madison McLaughlin, Grade 1
My wish is for people to get their houses back
because a lot of people lost their house
because of Sandy. They need food, and a
house. I wish I had money for them. My
friends Mary and Kara lost their house. I
wish I could get their house back.
By Joseph Parsley, Grade 1
My wish is that Broad Channel would be
back to normal. Everyone who doesn’t have
a basement should have their basement
back. I want everyone who doesn’t have
their toys any more should have them back.
By Ola Aleksandra, Grade 1
My wish is for people to get their house and
money back because they have to move. I
feel sad for them. My friend Charlotte lost
her house just because of Hurricane Sandy
and I want to fix her house. But, she and
her family are alive that is most important. By: Sheanah O’hanlon, Grade 1
My wish is to make lots of money for the
people who lost their houses. And who had
water in their houses like me and my family. I feel bad for the people who lost their
houses. Like my next door neighbor and
my friend’s house. I wish that I could fix
their houses, too.

By Brianna Villafane, Grade 1
My wish is for everyone to be safe and alive
and OK. I wish my friend Amy is OK. She
had to move away because water came up to
her closet in her room. She had to swim out
the back door.
By: Joseph Esposito, Grade 1
My wish is that everyone has food. I wish that
my house could be finished tomorrow. My
neighbors are away. They can’t come back
until their house is fixed up. I can’t wait for
them to come home.
By Angelina Meneses, Grade 1
My wish is for people to get their houses back
from hurricane Sandy. If they don’t have toys
I hope they will get some for Christmas. I am
sure Santa will bring them enough toys. I also
wish that my neighbor Jamie would have her
TV and her clothes and her bed back.
From Mrs. Stathis, First Grade Teacher
This has been a very difficult time for all of us,
but now is the time for us to stay strong and
stick together. My wish is for everyone to get
back into their houses and to get back into a
normal routine. I would love to have some
normalcy back. We will definitely rebuild and
we will come back bigger and stronger than
we were before. Stay strong everyone!
From Grade 2:
By Justin Rivera, Grade 2
All I want is for all of the people to get their
homes back. If I had 100 dollars, I would help
people with their houses.
By Olivia Wadowiec, Grade 2
I wish that Santa would give me tools so I
could help everybody fix up their houses.
By Mary Corbett, Grade 2
My wish is to get my house back. We had a lot
of water in our house. Luckily, we were at my
aunt’s house. I want to get my bed back. I
wish my friends would get their houses back
too.
By Jenna Johnson, Grade 2
I wish that Hurricane Sandy never came. I
lost everything. A lot of people lost everything.
I wish that everything will go back to normal
soon.

By Anastasia Hukumchand,
Grade 2
I wish that Santa gave me lots of
tools to fix the roads, houses,
and stores. My second wish is
that I wish everything was back
to normal.
By Mathew Kinneary,
Grade 2
I wish my town of Broad Channel would have no more garbage
so it would look nice again.
By Jamiae Gross, Grade 2
My wish is that I want everybody to be back in their homes
before Christmas. I want everybody to have a normal life. I
hope my friends Emma, Mary,
Courtney, and everybody else that got
affected by Hurricane Sandy to have a better life then they had a couple of weeks ago.
By Stefany Ubiparip, Grade 2
My wish is that I want everything back to
normal. Did you know that half of the
boardwalk fell and almost all the cars are
gone? My first floor is gone. I wish I could
help all the people that lost everything. I
would also like to help the people that
don’t have cars.
By John Kelly, Grade 2
I wish for everyone who lost their houses,
toys, rooms, walls, and floors, to get all
this stuff back for Christmas. I want
everyone happy again! This is my wish.
By Emma Tritschler, Grade2
My wish is that I want everybody to be in
their own home. I also wish that Hurricane Sandy did not hit Broad Channel.
Nobody should have to live somewhere
else.
By Michael Ortega, Grade 2
I wish everything was back to normal. My
house is being painted now, but we still
need new flooring.
By Courtney Mangan and Madi-son
Jackowski, Grade 2
Our wish is for everyone to have their
house back. We know someone who had to
go in his attic because the water came up so
high. He had to kick open the air vent to get
out of the house. His mom texted everyone
she knew to help them. We also wish everyone to be alive.
By Gregory Harte, Grade 2
During the storm, a lot of oil went into the
room where I store all my toys. I wish for
everybody to be back in their house for
Christmas because then they could celebrate being together.
By Logan Kase, Grade 2
I wish everybody could get back into their
house before Christmas so they could enjoy
their family and play games with their family.

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