Earth Day at Reinhard

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For the last 15 years, students at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center have beautified their school grounds by planting flowers and trees as part of an annual Earth Day Celebration. Prior to planting the flowers and the blossoming plum tree, the kindergarten, first and second-grade students sang songs, recited poetry and took the Earth Day pledge in special assembly programs for friends and family. Additionally, the kindergartners took part in a parade of hats, which showcased their creativity and featured hats made from recycled materials.

In preparation for Earth Day, students learned about recycling and reusing, as well as how seeds turn into various flowers and plants. “The students have been learning to take care of the earth and to think more consciously of what they’re doing and consuming,” said Principal Patricia Castine. “Today is a celebration of those lessons.”

As a special treat, Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg presented the students with ice pops to enjoy. In return, the students provided him with their ideas to help the planet.