Veterans to be Honored at Stevens School Breakfast

Families will be able to enjoy pancakes and eggs at Stevens School this Saturday.


The PTO for will be hosting a Saturday as a part of a year-long celebration for veterans past and present.

Art teacher Jilani Scherer was asked to create a project where all the children in the school could show off their artistic talents. The Bright Beginnings, first and second graders made red stars, third students were responsible for the blue ones and the children in fourth and fifth grade made silver stars. Scherer then combined them into the form of an American flag that is displayed outside the library.

"It's a good way to honor our veterans," she said "The flag was something that kids could relate to it."

The PTO and the school with help from resident Rita Chhabra also created a bulletin board honoring past and present veterans. The bulletin board is located near the entrance of the school

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Stevens School Principal John Colonghi said that Saturday's breakfast will not be the first event that the school has done to honor veterans. In December, the with the words and music by Michael and Angela Souders. The Media Center Teacher Elaine Malespini recorded it and sent the recording to troops overseas.

"It’s a real honor to do this kind of stuff for veterans," Colonghi said. He added that there are several students in the school that have one or both parents serving in a branch of the military.

The event is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Stevens School on Saturday. Volunteers will be serving up scrambled eggs, pancakes, potatoes and sausage. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children. 

There will be arts and crafts for the children as well as story reading.

For more information, please contact the school at 860-258-7751.


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