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Happy Thanksgiving, Sachem!

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Thanksgiving festivities took place throughout the Sachem Central School District ahead of the holiday. In addition to the many service projects students engaged in, they also participated in fun activities to get them excited about Thanksgiving.

Many buildings at the elementary level held parades, including Chippewa Elementary School. Chippewa’s annual kindergarten parade has taken place at the school for nearly 20 years and mirrors the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kindergarten students dressed in costumes and marched through the building with balloons in tow while other grade levels lined the hallways, cheering them on. The kindergartners then moved outside to parade for their families. As tradition goes, special guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus ended the parade to kick off the holiday season.

Other buildings including Lynwood Avenue Elementary School held turkey trots. Kindergarten through second grade students ran a 50-yard dash, while grades three through five ran a half mile. The top three runners from each grade level earned medals and the winner of each grade level was awarded the opportunity to be the Grand Marshalls in the building’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23.

Students got a taste of Thanksgiving staples at feasts that were held in some of the district’s buildings. At Waverly Elementary School, ENL students enjoyed a feast that celebrated their cultures and holiday traditions.

No matter the activity, students were eager to celebrate Thanksgiving with their classmates and teachers.

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Date Added: 11/23/2022