A Peaceful Celebration

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To celebrate International Peace Day, Forest Avenue students participated in a Pinwheels for Peace assembly on Sept. 21.

During the program, Principal Patricia Acocella spoke about the meaning of peace and encouraged students to be active participants in promoting peace.  Students held up pinwheels to symbolize their personal commitment to making the world a more peaceful place while reciting the “Kid’s Peace Song.” The students each designed and crafted their own pinwheels, the recognized symbol of the day.

Ms. Acocella explained the importance of individual actions in promoting and keeping peace. “Look around and you can easily see our differences,” Ms. Acocella said. “That’s what makes the world so special and beautiful! It’s up to us to do our part by promoting school peace. We can do this by simply being kind to each other and accepting our differences.”