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Faces and Places: June, 2013

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine

Honoring Mom
Stacy Gorodetzer’s second-grade class at Whitman Elementary School in Washington Township held a special Mother’s Day program in which they honored their moms. With the mothers wearing homemade crowns, each student took turns reading a description about his or her mom, including her hobbies and the activities they like to do together. The students also sang a pair of songs and handed out gifts to their moms.

Dog Days
Shawnee High School’s Animal Welfare Club hosted the highly successful “Adoption Fair” in April in which nine of the 11 dogs eligible for adoption found a new home. Shawnee student Cara DuBois, who launched the club last year, again led the event, which was held in conjunction with the Environmental Club’s “Earth Day Yard Sale” and the Shawnee Student Council’s “Drive Right” event.

Indian Art
Orchard Valley Middle School parent Riah Sidhwa recently shared some of the culture from India, her native country, with students from the Washington Township school. Sidhwa taught the children about stenciling, a traditional art form used during celebrations and holidays in the Indian culture. Students used the stencils to decorate the school’s courtyard.

Nurses Day
Every year, National Nurses Day is held on May 6 to open National Nurses Week, which ended on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year, Lenape High School used the occasion to pay tribute to its tremendous nursing staff, which includes Gina Emge, Phyllis Hessler and Suzanne Senechal (pictured).

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 4 (June, 2013).
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