Message from the Principal

Cataldo

The Annual Senior Citizens’ luncheon on December 5 was another huge success! Over 80 community members were served a very nice turkey dinner by our well-mannered 6th-grade students.  Background holiday music was provided by four 5th graders on their flute or clarinet during the meal. After the meal, the guests were entertained by enthusiastic Pre-K and Kindergarten students singing their hearts out.

 The event was made possible by generous donations from our various school vendors. Decorations on the walls as well as cards and ornaments on the tables were made by students from both the Jr-Sr High and Elementary Schools. The table settings were made by students in the NC Town Recreation After-School Program. Holiday mugs were donated by faculty and staff as a gift to each visitor and poinsettias were raffled off to 25 lucky guests. Clearly this event has the support of all aspects of our school community.

 The annual event has been taking place for more than 20 years and is one of the best days of the entire school year. The positive exchanges between the children and seniors are wonderful. The children learn how interesting the senior citizens are to talk to. Students also learn the value of service to others and the good feeling that comes with it. The seniors learn how terrific our children are and they receive some of the positive holiday energy that children have in abundance. It is a time of incredible mutual respect and it leads to new understanding and empathy for a different generation. The warmth and affection shown between generations are amazing. It truly demonstrates what the holiday season is all about for all who are able to attend.

 


 

 

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