Last month, Shaw Avenue Elementary School students celebrated the holiday season by bringing the gift of music and art to residents of the Bristal Assisted Living Community in North Woodmere.
The chamber orchestra students, under the direction of music teacher Lidia Kloc-Alberghini and select choir students, under the direction of music teacher Stephanie Fischer, presented holiday classics such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells,” and “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The performance was very warmly received by the residents and the staff of the Bristal.
The residents were then invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity designed by art teacher Paul Farinacci and presented by his student art assistants. Each senior resident was paired with one young artist who demonstrated the process of creating a Victorian Angel. A lively discussion filled with wonderful memories and storytelling united these two groups while fun was had by all. It was a wonderful way for the students to give back to their community while bringing the joys of the holiday season to life through their music and art.
Shaw Avenue Principal Christopher Colarossi and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling were both very proud of their students as they not only “lifted their voices” but also their hearts. The students and staff are looking forward to continuing these traditions for years to come!