For the third consecutive year, second-graders from the William L. Buck School traveled to the Atria Lynbrook to get more than 100 residents in the holiday spirit on Dec. 20.
The students performed “Our House is a Holiday House,” a musical with five original songs about the different holidays that people celebrate in December. The students then handed each resident a holiday card, candy canes, and bookmarks made by the school’s Student Council.
After the performance, several Atria Lynbrook residents went up to the students and hugged them, some saying that it would be the only hug they would get all week, according to Principal Susan Leggett.
“I don’t think the second-graders realized the effect they had on the residents,” she said. “And I don’t think the residents realized how impactful they were on the second-graders.”