Holiday Happenings At Wardlaw-Hartridge School

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EDISON – Students at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been learning about the different holidays celebrated in December and participating in a variety of activities.

KWANZAA TIME … Natasha Eldridge of Plainfield visited the Kindergarten class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School to teach the students about Kwanzaa on Dec.12. The youngsters learned that Kwanzaa begins on Dec. 26 and lasts seven days. They talked about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and learned about the kinara and the colors of the candles.

HANUKKAH LESSON … Ellen Ritz of Piscataway, fourth grade teacher at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, visited the kindergarten class on Dec. 14 to teach the children about Hanukkah. Ritz read “The Eight Nights of Hanukkah” to the class.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON … The Middle School chorus and band put on quite a show in their annual Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Festive music filled the air as the middle school students provided entertainment and cheer for the holiday season.

SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER … Members of the Concert Choir at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School went caroling for some senior citizens at Inman Grove Senior Citizen Residence and Care-One at the Highlands in Edison on Dec. 15 after their last final exam. Students sang for about a half an hour at each location to the delight of the residents. After each performance the students mingled around shaking hands and wishing the senior citizens Happy Holidays. In between performances the students sipped hot chocolate and serenaded the patrons with holiday carols.

RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS … The Lower School students brought their annual dose of holiday cheer at the Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 16. Under the direction of Shannon Caldwell, Lower School Music Teacher, and Jane Brown, Instrumental Music Teacher, the youngsters put on quite a show.

(All photos courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

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