Thankful with a Belly Full


On Tuesday, Village and South Grove elementary schools celebrated Thanksgiving with traditional feasts, special family and community guests, and acknowledgements for everything and everyone to be thankful for in life.

At Village Elementary School, all of the school’s 388 students, 100 staff members and invited central administrators were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving feast served by Village school parent volunteers. Students donned school spirit T-shirts with each grade level sporting a different color. Kindergartners dressed as either Native Americans or Pilgrims as well.

Meanwhile, at South Grove Elementary School, a traditional Thanksgiving feast was held in the kindergarten/grade 1 annex honoring local firefighters, police officers, and veterans. Students performed the “Turkey Twist” and other entertaining songs for their heroes under the direction of music teacher Dr. Kathy Conklin.  The event was coordinated by the school’s developmental reading specialist, Tina Mancuso. The South Grove PTA also sponsored a Thanksgiving feast in main building for grades 2-5.

Pictured are scenes from both schools.