The sound of a train whistle could be heard throughout the kindergarten wing of Wantagh Elementary as students prepared to participate in activities related to Chris Van Allsburg’s popular tale “The Polar Express.” Upon blowing the whistle, Principal Dr. Randee Bonagura and Assistant Principal Jessica Zimmer punched each student’s ticket as they took a proverbial ride with their teachers throughout the school’s hallways while dressed in snuggly pajamas.
After reading the popular tale about an old-fashioned steam train that takes children to the North Pole for Santa’s departure on this annual sleigh ride, the students settled down to literary and art activities, including the crafting of construction paper hot chocolate cups and trains as well as sequencing and sentence structure exercises. The special activities culminated with a warm cup of hot chocolate and cookies to celebrate the holiday season.
Wantagh Elementary School
1765 Beech Street
Wantagh, NY 11793
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.