Students celebrate ‘Five Days of Peace and Goodwill’

12/20/2013 4:00 PM |
COURTESY PHOTO | Santa visited Phillips Avenue Elementary School students this week.

COURTESY PHOTO | Santa visited Phillips Avenue Elementary School students this week.

Phillips Avenue Elementary School students are participating in the school’s annual “Five Days of Peace and Goodwill,” an event traditionally held the week before the holiday break.

Principal Debra Rodgers said in a press release students will receive one gift a day this week, such as small toys, books, sweatshirts and toothbrushes donated by the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

“The gifts that our students receive are from some amazing organizations and people that embrace the spirit of giving,” she said. “Throughout the week, we encourage our students to find ways that they can give, as well as receive.”

Students in the dual language kindergarten class performed “The Little Gingerbread Man” in Spanish and English on Monday. The next day students watched “Mad Scientist.” Then on Wednesday, Santa visited students. Elves also arrived at the school Thursday with gifts.

On Friday, Superintendent Nancy Carney was expected to hand out books to the students.