Forty-five students from grades 3 to 6 who participates in the Beecher Road school choir led by Mrs. Marroquin performed a variety of lively holiday songs at the Woodbridge Senior Center as part of their first community service outreach. They eagerly spread cheer as they sang songs in English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Ladino – a language derived from Spanish, preserved by the Jews who were exiled from Spain in the 15th century. Students performed a Santa song in the style of be-bop jazz and a slow, beautiful piece set to Robert Frost’s famous poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”. The choir was especially honored to have Michale Thalberg (a former Beecher music teacher) and Bob Gilbert (the new Superintendent) accompany the choir on the piano.
When the students in Mrs. Don, Mrs. Lavigne, Ms. Reizfeld, Mrs. Shepard and Mrs. Waldron’s fourth grade at Beecher Road School heard the school chorus was performing at the senior center on December 6, 2016, they too wanted to do something special for the seniors. Each class chose a color background and then every student wrote a personal message and decorated a card to help the seniors celebrate the holidays represented during the month of December. All of the students learned how doing small random acts of kindness makes everyone feel happier.