Photos! Maurice W. Downing celebrates 100 days of school

These kids are wise beyond their years


Malverne’s Maurice W. Downing Primary School looked more like a senior citizen center as the students celebrated their 100th day of school on Feb. 8 by dressing — and acting — as if they were 100 years old.

The kindergarten through 2nd graders aged over nine decades in one day as they arrived at class with grayed hair, rollers and facial hair and dressed in classic fashion with hats, horn-rimmed glasses, pearls, suspenders and bowties. Many of our young old-timers walked hunched over with canes in hand and some were even equipped with first alert pendants, in case of emergency.

Downing’s 100th Day of School celebration wasn’t all about dress up. The students showed they are “100 days smarter” by participating in various “100-themed” lessons and activities throughout the day, including math and counting, history and art.