Oakwood Traditions Alive and Well

Students representing Oakwood’s five second-grade classes are back on the Oakwood campus after a busy day of shopping and ready to assemble Thanksgiving boxes.
Students representing Oakwood’s five second-grade classes are back on the Oakwood campus after a busy day of shopping and ready to assemble Thanksgiving boxes.
Thank you King Kullen on Jericho Turnpike for helping Mrs. Farkas' class purchase Thanksgiving food items.
Thank you King Kullen on Jericho Turnpike for helping Mrs. Farkas' class purchase Thanksgiving food items.
Thank you also to Stop-n-Shop in Woodbury and Dix Hills, all on Jericho Turnpike, for hosting Oakwood’s other classes.
Thank you also to Stop-n-Shop in Woodbury and Dix Hills, all on Jericho Turnpike, for hosting Oakwood’s other classes.
One team of eager shoppers was having fun in the marshmallow aisle.
One team of eager shoppers was having fun in the marshmallow aisle.
These second-graders are keeping to their budget, thanks to their trusty calculators.
These second-graders are keeping to their budget, thanks to their trusty calculators.
This team of students begins their search for ingredients that will become Thanksgiving dinner in a basket.
This team of students begins their search for ingredients that will become Thanksgiving dinner in a basket.

November is proving to be a very hands-on (and feet, too) month for Oakwood’s second graders. As we began the month of thanks and giving, the second grade children began one of Oakwood’s heartwarming traditions - the second grade walk-a-thon. Over a few weeks time, the kids used part of their recess to walk laps on the playground field. After the walk was completed, they collected sponsor money and headed toward the grocery stores. With shopping lists and very generous donations in hand, the kids filled their carts with delicious Thanksgiving essentials that would be given to our local families in need. It was a wonderful and touching experience for all.

Thank you Kathy Kelly for submitting this article, and to Donna Farkas for these wonderful photos.