For the second consecutive year, Ogden Elementary School welcomed back its students with a morning full of checking out an escape room, dancing, eating waffles and getting on and off emergency equipment at the welcome back party on the first day of school on Sept. 3.
Students and teachers gathered in the school’s gyms, went to their classrooms and then outside to the bright sunshine and the festivities. There was a DJ spinning music and organizations such as Drama Kids, Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association, the Hewlett-Woodmere Little League, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, the New Horizon Counseling Center and Ogden PTA distributed information on their respective groups.
School security guard Sebastian Camuti was hugged by several students. “I love it here,” said Camuti, who is in sixth year at the Valley Stream school. “This is going to be a great school year,” he added.