Max Lunievicz: Grade 8
Every year, Buckley Country Day School’s students in grades 5-8 sand and paint wooden toys, donate sets of hats and gloves, and wrap these garments in paper during the weeks before the winter break. They do this to prepare for the annual field trip to two Head Start Programs, where each Upper School student is paired with a toddler to enjoy various activities. Some of these fun activities include coloring, cookie decorating, and many more small art projects.
After the creative projects, toddlers are given hats and gloves encased in wrapping paper. They are also presented with hand-made toys with wheels to roll around. The smiles on their faces after receiving the gifts are priceless. These handmade toys are made in the Woodshop by seventh and eighth graders and then painted by first graders. The toys are simple, with wheels and a string to pull them. The hats and gloves are donated by students and their families. The two Head Start trips to Roosevelt and Manhasset took place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, and these holiday visits were enormous successes!