Students in front of decorated doorway

In celebration of the holiday season, students and staff at Central Boulevard Elementary School participated in a friendly door decorating competition with the theme “Light Up the Hallways with Kindness.” Students and staff were challenged to decorate their classroom door/entry area in creative holiday or winter fashion while keeping with the theme of kindness.

Throughout the past few weeks, the entire school community was busy transforming the outside of their classrooms with signs, lights, student work and more. Together, they beautifully transformed Central Boulevard’s hallways into an exhibit of kindness and joy. On Dec. 20, four administrators from the Bethpage Union Free School District’s central administration team stopped by the building to serve as judges for the contest. This included Superintendent of Schools Dave Schneider, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Michael Spence, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services Lisa Lucchesi and Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations Scott Harrington.

At the end of the day, Melissa Lullo’s class was crowned the schoolwide winner. Other winners included special area teachers Keri Kemmann (reading), Danielle Eschmann (reading) and Christine McGuire (resource room), and one class from each grade level was named the winner for their grade:

 Kindergarten – Lindsay Giurici’s class

First Grade – Deborah Lange’s class

Second Grade – Erika Lemaire and Barbara Cataldi’s class

Third Grade – Melissa Sokolowski and Kate Wright’s class

Fourth Grade – Megan Rocco and Tara Kelly’s class

Fifth Grade – Melissa Seidita’s class

The winners received Amazon gift cards, generously donated by the school’s PTA. The friendly competition was a great success as it spread holiday cheer and kindness throughout the building.