“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Buddy the Elf said it best but students at High Road School of Wallingford Transition Program sung it best. Students went caroling at Wallingford Senior Center in early December. They planned the event months ahead of time to spread holiday cheer to seniors who might not have families to spend the holidays with. Students picked out the songs they wanted to sing, made decorations to put up, and bought festive garb to wear. “Students enjoyed themselves and I was proud of all their combined efforts towards giving back to the community. They did such a great job that we were invited to come again next year!” beams Mr. Paone, Transition teacher.” It was an uplifting experience, and the senior citizens LOVED it! Everyone had a smile on their face.” adds Ms. Perrelli, a teaching assistant in the transition classroom.
Our Transition Coordinator, Mrs. Tatta, helped organize this event. She made a song book to help students remember lyrics and organized practices for them. She also made sure transportation and permission slips were organized. We’re very proud of all our students and staff’s hard work for this event.