South Abington Elementary first-graders host Community Night for families

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com
First-grader Amelia Rizzo points out to her family some of the pieces she helped make for one of the Community Night displays at South Abington Elementary School. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
South Abington Elementary School first-grader Brayden Howell shows his grandmother Anita Kerns around the Community Night displays March 15 at the school. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Miniature towns, complete with little cardboard people of different professions, were created by the first-grade classes at South Abington Elementary School for Community Night. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Gwynne Gibert looks at a piece of artwork created by her granddaughter Brooklyn Yankow, a first-grader for Community Night at South Abington Elementary School. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Part of a Community Night project sits on display at South Abington Elementary School. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
A South Abington Elementary School student’s ‘I Love My Community’ project sits on display during Community Night held May 15 at the school. It reads (after a few spelling corrections), ‘I live in Clarks Summit, PA and I Love it! I have my family who live here. The friends in my neighborhood. I like school because math.’ - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Parks. Trails. Pet shops. Family. Friends. Nice neighbors. Big yards. Schools. Lots of good food.

These are just a few of the reasons the first-grade students at South Abington Elementary School love living in the Abingtons. They listed these and many others reasons on their “I Love My Community” projects, which were on display during the school’s Community Night March 15. In another of the projects on display, students told what they want to “be” when they grow up.

Miniature communities, made of cardboard, colored paper and other recycled and craft materials, lined two of the walls. Children excitedly pointed out the different pieces they made, as they showed their parents, grandparents and other family members around the exhibits.

First-grader Amelia Rizzo points out to her family some of the pieces she helped make for one of the Community Night displays at South Abington Elementary School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Community-1.jpgFirst-grader Amelia Rizzo points out to her family some of the pieces she helped make for one of the Community Night displays at South Abington Elementary School. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

South Abington Elementary School first-grader Brayden Howell shows his grandmother Anita Kerns around the Community Night displays March 15 at the school.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Community-2.jpgSouth Abington Elementary School first-grader Brayden Howell shows his grandmother Anita Kerns around the Community Night displays March 15 at the school. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Miniature towns, complete with little cardboard people of different professions, were created by the first-grade classes at South Abington Elementary School for Community Night.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Community-3.jpgMiniature towns, complete with little cardboard people of different professions, were created by the first-grade classes at South Abington Elementary School for Community Night. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Gwynne Gibert looks at a piece of artwork created by her granddaughter Brooklyn Yankow, a first-grader for Community Night at South Abington Elementary School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Community-4.jpgGwynne Gibert looks at a piece of artwork created by her granddaughter Brooklyn Yankow, a first-grader for Community Night at South Abington Elementary School. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Part of a Community Night project sits on display at South Abington Elementary School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Community-5.jpgPart of a Community Night project sits on display at South Abington Elementary School. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A South Abington Elementary School student’s ‘I Love My Community’ project sits on display during Community Night held May 15 at the school. It reads (after a few spelling corrections), ‘I live in Clarks Summit, PA and I Love it! I have my family who live here. The friends in my neighborhood. I like school because math.’
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Community-6.jpgA South Abington Elementary School student’s ‘I Love My Community’ project sits on display during Community Night held May 15 at the school. It reads (after a few spelling corrections), ‘I live in Clarks Summit, PA and I Love it! I have my family who live here. The friends in my neighborhood. I like school because math.’ Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.