Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Triton students enjoy activities on day before Christmas break

The excitement was building at Triton Elementary School on the last day before the Christmas break.

The kindergarten youngsters performed a concert of holiday songs in the Performing Arts Center and afterwards adjourned to the school cafeteria where they made gingerbread houses.

There were special activities going on in most of the classrooms while the entire school gathered in the gym at noon for a holiday sing-a-long prior to early dismissal at 1 p.m.

The PAC was filled with parents and grandparents as the kindergarten youngsters presented “Christmas is a Season of Love” under direction of music teacher Sarah Meyer. Michelle Spitzack accompanied the children on the piano.

Each kindergarten class performed a number while all the classes joined together for several selections.

Mrs. Bradford’s class sang “Gingerbread,” Mrs. Knoll’s class, “A Shy Santa,” Mrs. Macrafic’s class “Five Little Candy Canes” and Mrs. Vermilyea’s class “Christmas Presents.” All the classes joined together for “Christmas Greeting,” “The Best Parts of Christmas,” “Up On the Housetop,” “Christmas is a Season of Love” and “We’re Gonna Go On A Sleigh Ride.”

Immediately after the concert, the youngsters and many of their parents and grandparents headed to the cafeteria where they were going to make “gingerbread” houses with milk cartons, graham crackers, marshmallows and decorations.

Add lunch into the mix and there wasn’t much time before the kindergarten students joined the rest of the elementary student body in going to the gym where they all sang along to a variety of Christmas songs and a Hanukkah selection, again led by Meyer.

Two fifth graders, Izzy Sorenson on vocals and Hayden Sackett on drums, performed “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

An unexpected visitor crashed the program during the performance by the Fifth Grade Choir. The choir, performing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” was upstaged during the selection as the Grinch sneaked into the gym and headed towards a stack of presents before blending back into the audience.

The sing-a-long was the final elementary school event for 2019. Classes were to resume at the Triton schools on Jan. 2.


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