Chestnut Celebrates Their Academic Journey

Chestnut Celebrates Their Academic Journey Photo

Amid a sea of smiling students and teary-eyed parents, kindergartners from Chestnut Street School celebrated the first of many academic milestones in the district on June 16. The culminating moving up ceremony encompassed musical performances from students, as well as poignant speeches from administrators and members of the PTA that encouraged the young children to strive as they continue their education.

Gathered in the gymnasium, Chestnut Street School Principal Faith Tripp welcomed families, central administrators, members of the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss and faculty to commend the kindergartners on a year of accomplishments and wish them tremendous success as they enter the first grade.

“We are so glad that your journey in West Hempstead began here with us,” said Tripp. “Our hope for you is that you keep smiling, stay curious and know that you have the power to be anything you want – there’s nothing you can’t do.”  

Parents captured the memories on their cell phones as the graduating class sang and danced under the direction of music teacher Karen Banach. The children also incorporated letters of the alphabet into their performances to highlight how much they’ve grown since September.
PTA Co-presidents Galofaro and Mummendey and PTA Kindergarten Liaison Filincieri thanked both the students and the faculty for a phenomenal year of learning, laughter and memories. The district congratulates the class as well on achieving this milestone and wishes them much success on their journey as lifelong learners.