Cherry Students Meet Pen Pals

  • Cherry Pen Pals
    Spreading the News

    with Residents of Good Sam

    After months of corresponding, the Cherry Avenue Student Government, comprised of Fourth and Fifth-graders, finally met face-to-face with their Pen Pals at Good Samaritan Nursing Home to exchange stories and artwork and perform a little show, singing New York, New York. 

    Ms. Jeannette Anderson, along with co-advisors Ms. Fee and Ms. Metzler, had originally launched this activity to help students reach out to the Sayville community and develop a true sense of service; but, soon, it became more than just service. It developed into a real bond, spanning generations.

    Good Sam Director of Recreation, Christine Schomberg expressed immense appreciation for the “work and coordination in getting all of the students here at Good Samaritan… to perform and meet our residents! Thank you to the other teachers that assisted you and to the Music teacher who choreographed the cute songs! You guys are great! We would love to keep in touch with you next year, as I believe this was a big success!”

    Pen Pal Benny, who wrote to the students about enjoying handball while growing up in 40s, proved to be a big hit.  Ms. Schomberg added, “It brings tears to my eyes seeing the picture  of the boys with Benny! Adorable!”