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Pound Ridge Elementary School Serves Local Senior Citizens Lunch

Pound Ridge seniors enjoy a song from PRES students

“Wow, we get entertainment and a meal at the same time!” a senior citizen said with excitement during Pound Ridge Elementary School’s annual Senior Luncheon.

The senior citizens were invited to the school for a wonderful meal provided by the PRES PTA and enjoyed special touches from each grade during their visit.

“Each class contributes something, whether it’s a tablecloth or escorting our guests to lunch,” PRES Principal Dr. Stephanie Bell explained.

Kindergartners and first graders created beautiful, colorful tablecloths. Second and fourth-grade students performed songs. Third graders provided everyone with vibrant handmade paper flowers as take-away gifts and fifth graders escorted the seniors to lunch.

“This is an event we look forward to every year,” said Elementary Coordinator Erika Volpe as she introduced the first group of students who had filed into the room to sing.

“When I came here, this is how many kids were in the whole school!” one of the seniors noted.

Students sang a song called “Fifty Nifty United States,” a catchy tune that included listing all of the states in alphabetical order.

“I could never give you an alphabetical list of all the states!” one of the seniors said to the person sitting next to him. “Do you think they’ll remember that all of their lives?”

Before the next group of students came in, the seniors ate some more and chatted with one another. The group realized that quite a few were retired teachers, including a woman who taught second grade at Bedford Hills Elementary School.

“We really appreciate you coming,” Volpe told them. “The kids are always excited about this day.”