Brookside Intermediate students enjoy a prelude to Valentine’s Day

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Crafty – A third-grade classroom created Valentine’s bags in hopes of having them filled with goodies during Valentine’s Day celebrations held in their respective classrooms.

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Ready, set – Fifth-grade students line up for relay contests during Brookside Intermediate’s Valentine’s Day parties last Friday.

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BINGO! – Students were allowed to take a short break from their studies to play games and chat with friends while Brookside Intermediate School celebrated Valentine’s Day a little early.

Sheffield Lake – Sheffield Village

by Michele Murphy

Valentine’s Day came just a little early to Brookside Intermediate students who celebrated at the end of the school day last Friday.

The parking lot in front of the building was filled as moms, dads and other adults bobbled plates of cookies, cakes and other sweets for the 500-plus students in the building. The adults waited patiently in the front vestibule until the last class of the day was over, then proceeded down the long hallways into classrooms of waiting – and excited – 3rd-, 4th-, 5th- and 6th-graders.

In teacher Liz Ambrosio’s 3rd-grade classroom, 28 students were busy decorating candy bags. “Make sure you write your name on the bag on both sides,” they were exhorted. Pink and red heart stickers were added to some bags while others took up crayons to draw their own symbols and pictures.

Students in Steve Iwanek’s 5th-grade classroom were playing bingo, led by fellow students. Desks were littered with candy which each student brought to share with classmates.

In Miss Iacono’s 5th-grade classroom, students used some of their excess energy in team relay games while in Miss Kawa’s classroom, students enjoyed treats brought by room moms and free time to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

One thing seemed fairly certain based on the broad smiles all around the building: it  sure was a sweet way to end the school week.

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