(MARCH 2023)—Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen was busy last Friday celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. School hallways throughout the district were filled with green and many St. Patrick’s Day decorations.
Howell Road Elementary School students wrote about why they feel lucky and created leprechaun faces. Teachers joined in the day’s themed celebration by setting up their classrooms to make it look like a leprechaun had stopped by the night before.
James A. Dever Elementary School’s fourth-grade Junior Chorus, led by music teacher Johanna Land, performed at the Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The students led the pledge of allegiance and sang two Irish songs, O Laddie and Irish Lullaby. James A. Dever students were delighted to meet a professional bagpiper and participated in the hospital staff’s banner contest.
Wheeler Avenue Elementary School students wrote about what they would do if they found a pot of gold and read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. Then the students used their engineering skills to craft a leprechaun trap.
Willow Road Elementary School students learned all about St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture. They cut out and glued leprechaun faces with colored papers. They also created their own lucky four-leaf clover pot-of-gold key chains to take home.