New Suffolk students have been participating in a variety of cultural holiday activities this week!
On Monday, Mr. Verity led the way as we walked down to Legend's and New Suffolk Post Office to sing carols! We are always grateful that Legend's and the Post Office welcome us!
Mrs. Ruschin and Mrs. Mauro invited the primary students' families into he their classroom to have a gingerbread house making party on Tuesday. Check out Mrs. Ruschin's blog for photos!
Today was quite the day! Today is known as "PJs and Pancakes" Day! The entire school dresses in their pjs, and we have a pancake lunch! The students started out listening to The Polar Express read by our fantastic Board of Education president, Mr. Dill, who even wore his special Jammie's!
Then, the students enjoyed some hot cocoa and marshmallows while watching The Polar Express movie!
Next, the children welcomed Mrs. Dailey and Mrs. Cooper, from the Enrichment Fun, and they made their town-famous pancakes!
After lunch, the students had a fiesta with Mrs. Boutcher! As a Colombian native, Mrs. Boutcher shared her cultural traditions with everyone. She served up homemade Chocolate Caliente, pasteles with dulce de leche, and buñuelos! Mmmmm!
After Spanish class, Mrs. Ruschin shared one of her favorite holiday traditions: making reindeer food!
Finally, Mrs. Ruschin invited us all into her classroom to play a game her mother always played, an English game called "Pass the Parcel". After wrapping a present in ELEVEN layers of wrapping paper, we played a version of hot potato, and each time the music stopped, a student unwrapped a layer. At the end, was a fun surprise!
Every year New Suffolk School has a blast celebrating Halloween with a trick-or-treating parade throughout the community, and a spooky lunch! Since Halloween fell on a Saturday this year, we didn't have the opportunity to trick-or-treat. But....Southold Elementary School and their PTA offered us something new and exciting: "Trunk or Treating"!
Parents, faculty, staff, and PTA members lined Southold Elementary School's driveway with their elaborately decorated trunks handing out treats to all of the students. The trunks were amazing! New Suffolk students and faculty were astounded by the effort and creativity that went into this event. We thank all those who were involved for extending the invitation to us!
Our annual fire safety field trip was a few weeks ago, and we traveled to Cutchogue East to gain a first-hand experience as to what it is like to be a fireman. We also learned the importance of knowing an escape plan with our families in case of an emergency.
We would like to extend a BIG thank you to Ms. Deborah Guryn from Cutchogue East school for organizing our visit, and another HUGE thanks to the volunteer firefighters from Mattituck and Cutchogue who selflessly help keep our communities safe, and teach the youth proper safety procedures.