This week we had two special visitors. On Tuesday, Officer Felicia, Officer Matt, and Aris from the Newtown Police Department spent some time teaching us how they all work together to keep us safe. Aris is a two year old German Shepherd who is still in training and part of the Newtown K-9 unit. He comes all the way from Slovakia. The children loved hearing that his favorite food is ice cream and that he lives at home with Officer Felicia.
On Wednesday, we learned who St. Nicholas was. St. Nicholas was a Bishop who inherited a lot of money from his family. He was also a very gentle, kind man who lived by the virtues of personal generosity, charity towards those in need, and taking care of the young and the most vulnerable. We learned that St. Nicholas loved to perform random acts of kindness for those in need. Many people around the world celebrate St. Nicholas Day by leaving a pair of boots outside their door. So, we left them outside our classroom door. To our amazement, the boots were beautifully decorated and filled with candy canes the next morning.
Wishing you a warm and wonderful week!
Mrs. Doyle & Mrs. Lyga