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Our Lady of Black Rock School Begins Year with Parade
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Instead of hitting the books, students at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo hit the streets. The students kicked off the first day of class today with a parade around the neighborhood. New principal Martha Eadie wanted the first day of school to be full of fun festivities to introduce over 20 new students and their families to current students and staff, commencing the school year with a positive and unified spirit.

“We have such a big influx of new students, we have multicultural students, students with English as a second language. I thought it would be a good way to invite the families in on the first day, have that atmosphere of a community, and in a very unconventional way, welcome in the new year,” Mrs. Eadie said.

Following the parade, Mrs. Eadie taught the kids some dance moves including the Macarena and the Electric Slide. Alumni and parents donated hot dogs and ice cream for lunch, allowing the 103 students in grades kindergarten through eighth to ease into the school year. More fun, back to school activities are planned for this week. The students will get in to the serious studying next week.

“The kids are excited. I was in all the classrooms this morning. I think this is the start of a great year here,” said Mrs. Eadie. “We can do a lot of things if we work together and have the support of the community and parents.”

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