Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Seymour's Bungay School students stay busy in April

Talent show, Earth Day planting among activities 
Fifth graders perform in Bungay's talent show. / Contributed photo

SEYMOUR - Bungay Elementary School fourth and fifth graders recently performed a talent show.
Principal Mary Sue Feige and Assistant Principal John Gentile helped to make the show a success by coordinating and hosting the event.

There was a variety of amazing acts such as dancing, singing, karate, magic acts, instruments, gymnastics, and even a hula hooper.
Over 350 parents, friends, and relatives showed up to watch the talents of these young performers. The process started back in January when the Talent Show co-chairs, Caitlin Iannucci and Nicole Francisco held auditions. From then on, students came to school early for rehearsals with the help of an outstanding talent show committee made up of Bungay faculty members.
It ended with a flash mob performed by faculty and staff. The Talent Show was a huge success and a memory that the students will have forever.

Diabetes walk raises $3,301
Bungay Elementary School’s annual Diabetes walk took place April 26 on school grounds.
The entire student body and faculty walked around the baseball field several times, while raising money to help those less fortunate.
The weather was wonderful and the children had loads of fun walking for this very worthwhile cause which raised $3,301 for the American Diabetes Association.

Battle of the Books
On April 10 and April 11 Bungay School hosted its second annual Battle of the Books organized by Carrie Stepeck, Library Media Specialist. 
The competition tested the students’ knowledge of a preselected list of texts including Nutmeg Books. 
All competitors proved themselves remarkably prepared and knowledgeable. We are incredibly proud of all of the students involved in this exciting, educational program and hope their desire to read continues in the future.
At the end of two riveting competitions, champions were established. Mrs. Yoxall’s third grade class and Mrs. Sabatini’s fifth grade class were victorious. All of Bungay School is proud of their accomplishment.

Students take part in tree planting at nature center. / Contributed photo

Annual tree planting
On April 28 more than 30 Bungay students and their families made their way to the Ansonia Nature Center to take part in what has become an annual tree-planting activity.
For the past six years, Michael Milia, a fifth grade teacher, has organized the annual Earth Day event along with Alison Rubelmann, Assistant Director of the Ansonia Nature Center.
This year Kelley Garofalo, also a teacher at Bungay, joined in the ceremony.
The festivities began with a ceremony in which the students played various drums, sang, and even danced.  They were then led to the main building to watch a video documentary of a student community gardening project right here in Connecticut.
After the video, the students and their families planted dozens of White Pine seedlings behind the Redwing Pond House Preschool.
The nature center offered a full day of activities including nature walks, hikes, natural history lectures, music, and craft programs offered to participants. All of the activities were free of charge to the general public. 

This post is taken from a press release from Bungay School.

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