Students throughout Long Beach celebrate autumn


The Long Beach School District recently collected gently worn fall and winter clothes as part of a one-day “Beach Boutique” event that took place in the gymnasium of Long Beach Middle School. 

The concept of “Beach Boutique” was created through the efforts of a subcommittee of the district-wide Equity Committee to assist Long Beach students and family members in need of a clothing resource. The boutique invited members of the school community to give what you can and take what you need. Long Beach staff members and students volunteered their time to oversee the efforts of the boutique.

Moving forward, the hope is to host annual fall and spring Beach Boutique events for Long Beach students in need. Any clothing items not distributed through the effort will be donated to school social workers and local nonprofit organizations.

The next “Beach Boutique” event will take place on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West End Community Center, at 79 Maryland Ave.

Lindell Elementary School students in Long Beach recently celebrated autumn at their annual Fall Festival held on Oct. 31. The inside and outside of the school was buzzing with activity.

Parents were invited to themed activities and events that took place in individual classrooms throughout the day. Classes took turns visiting the PTA-sponsored pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating stations set up behind the school, while other classes rotated around the gym participating in the Halloween-themed activities that included “Float the Ghosts” and “Witches Hat Ring Toss.”  The day ended with a pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade costume parade around the grounds of the school. 

Second graders at West Elementary School enjoyed celebrating Pumpkin Day on Oct. 31. Parents were invited to join their student as they rotated around “Pumpkin Center” tables set up around the classroom. Some of the activities included measuring and weighing pumpkins and reading stories about how pumpkins grow.