Middle Schoolers Bring Irish Blessings to the Atria


The middle school’s student government paid a memorable, festive visit to residents of the Atria Bay Shore assisted living community on St. Patrick’s Day. With the luck of the Irish upon them, students, faculty and the Atria’s seniors participated in Irish-themed games and a sing-along, guided by advisers Kaitlin Rooney and Christine Sheridan.

Seventh-graders Emily Aguilar, Stephanie Castro, Selina Chan, Keera Kittles and Emma Neri, and sixth-graders Olivia Piazzolla and Nicholas Wilbur performed various Irish tunes under the direction of orchestra teacher Laura Shaiman. Following the performance, student government members partnered with seniors and recited Irish blessings. 

“It was so nice to observe the interaction between the students and seniors,” said Rooney. “The students really brought a smile to everyone’s face at the facility.”

“Seeing the students read their Irish blessings was a very moving moment,” said Sheridan. “I could see such joy among the seniors as they received their poems.”