A Joyful Time of Year @ Countrywood

Students from Ms. Merola and Ms. Cariello's classes are ready to get everyone in the spirit of the holidays.
Students from Ms. Merola and Ms. Cariello's classes are ready to get everyone in the spirit of the holidays.
This little guy really knew how to belt out a tune, never once referring to his sheet music containing all the words.
This little guy really knew how to belt out a tune, never once referring to his sheet music containing all the words.

Music teacher Adam Slawitsky lead the way as energetic students from Ms. Merola and Ms. Cariello's classes entertained the audience at last weeks Board of Education meeting.

The classes performed Jingle Bells, Dreidel, In Summer and Light The Candles All Around The World.  This year Mr. Slawitsky added a select group of students to play Jingle Bells on pitched hand bells.  “It reminds me of the Hershey's Kisses commercial around the holidays that plays We Wish You A Merry Christmas," said Mr. Slawitsky.  “It really puts me in a happy holiday mood.  We hope that our performance helped everyone get in the spirit of the holidays.”

“It was wonderful to hear these children sing and see the genuine pride on their parents’ and teachers’ faces as they brought joy and holiday spirit to the room,” said BOE President Jim Kaden in this weeks Superintendents Newsletter. “We commend the talented Countrywood students, and thank Mr. Slawitsky for helping to prepare them for this special show.”

Congratulations to the following students:

Ms. Cariello’s class: Maddy Crocco,* Jack Bell,* Anthony Depalo,* Kate Sabellico,* Mei Anderson, Matthew Chavez, Bianca Auguste, Evangeline Desantis,* Paige Knesich,* Nicholas Morelli, Jenaya Stridiron, Noah Turano, Magali Velasquez Vilorio, Brandon Villatoro Fuentes,* and Alyssa Vozza.

Ms. Merola’s class: Ryan Kaiser, Kim Larice,* Eva Castellanos,* Jake Williams, Jason Vilorio, Esmeralda Benitez Fuentes, Dean Rosengold,* Loren Rosenthal,* Emelia D'Alessio,* Alanna Chong, Isabel Hassman,* Dallas Bush, Joseph Carapazza, Sofia Filler, *Samantha Dinstell,* and Brianna Goodwin.

*students who performed on the hand bells

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