The beginning of the school year is a wonderful time for students and teachers to connect and bond in all different types of ways. Grades 1–5 had their first class trips this past week and had the opportunity to connect with one another through fun and exciting outings. On Tuesday, Grades 4 and 5 went to Adventure Park Long Island. The students had a full day of climbing, zip lining, hiking, and bonding with friends and teachers. They tested their physical strength, overcame fears, and cheered on their classmates. “I was scared at first,” said Mia Akilov, Grade 5. “But I am glad I pushed myself and did not take an early exit. I had a lot of fun with my friends, and I hope I can do it again someday.” The trip was a great reminder for both students and faculty as we begin a new school year, that when you put your mind to something, you can achieve greatness. Ilan Zelcer, Grade 5 said, “I enjoyed being with my friends out in the wild. I would rather be in nature. This trip was so much fun.”
On Wednesday, Grades 1-3 got really prepared for Rosh Hashana with an adventure to an apple orchard. The students traveled to Apple Rich Orchards for a great day of hayrides, petting and feeding farm animals, and of course…apple picking! Each student came home with their own big bag of apples and even bigger smiles on their faces.
Thank you to Mrs. Shirley Pourad-Kaikov for organizing and managing the trips and to all the teachers and chaperones for helping to give our students a great day.