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Malverne's Downing School students write letters to Atria pen pals


Maurice W. Downing Primary School’s first-grade students in Kim Piccola, Katie Smyth, and Amanda Correia and Jennifer Eisenberg’s class wrote festive letters to their pen pals in the Atria Assisted Living in Lynbrook. The letters were delivered before the holiday break.

The Downing Cares: Atria Cares inter-generational partnership has been ongoing for several years. The partnership includes the pen pal project and virtual guest readers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, students were unable to do their annual sing-along. Instead, they brought holiday cheer by writing to their Atria friends.

The school and center anticipate an exciting new year filled with strengthening relationships and sharing kindness.

Courtesy Malverne School District; compiled by Nakeem Grant