What They Did for Peace

  • In conjunctions with the Shanti Fund Celebrations of Peace, Lincoln and Sunrise Drive Elementary Schools joined Cherry Elementary School, the Middle School, and the High School with their own activities. 

    Lincoln's schoolwide food drive was a tremendous success.  All the grades from Kindergarten to Fifth participated in the physical education food drive, under the direction of Coach Beth Bolger, and yielded a generous collection of 2,006 cans for the Sayville Food Pantry. Winning the competition for contributing the most cans was Mrs. Galvin's Third-grade class.

    In addition to their food drive collection, Sunrise Drive held a ceremony in the new outdoor learning center, raised pinwheels to the wind--before the rain drops began to fall--stood around a peace sign and performed yoga exercises.  Later they convened in the gym where they recited the peace pledge and learned more about Gandhi's peaceful messages. Under the direction of Ms. Allen, the students sang Peace Like a River which they had rehearsed before the celebration.