Holy Family’s youngest entertain with a Christmas extravaganza
LEVITTOWN - The students at Holy Family Regional Catholic School had a birthday party Friday morning. There was cake, a candle and plenty of people to celebrate. Granted, considering the guest of honor, perhaps the party was almost two weeks early, but who wants to nitpick?
The school’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes were celebrating Christmas – Jesus’s birthday – for their parents and other interested guests. This was the second year the teachers have organized the event, which featured the classes singing various Christmas carols and Santa Claus delivering the cake to Mary (aka Giavanna DeChristoforo), who was holding a doll that symbolized Jesus.
“We try to teach the kids that we’re bringing the Jesus the gifts of song and prayer,” said kindergarten teacher Maureen Sonnie, who organized the event with two other kindergarten teachers and the school’s two pre-kindergarten teachers. “For the kids it helps with the spirit of Christmas and helps them understand the story of baby Jesus.”
The students looked remarkably poised considering their age and the three-week time span with which they had to get ready. The teachers rehearsed with their classes in their classrooms each day for most of those three weeks. As the event drew closer, the practice venue changed to the cafeteria stage to prepare them for their big day.
Friday was that day, and the performers’ families turned out in droves. The kids starred in more photos than a mall Santa on a December Saturday. The performance certainly seemed to put everyone in a holiday mood.
“Oh, they put everyone in the spirit, don’t you think?” Sonnie asked. “The kids are just so … infectious.”
From left, Holy Family students Allison Ortman, Bella McGlinchey and Santino Patitucci perform during the school’s Early Childhood Christmas Extravaganza.
Caitlyn Lewis portrays a Christmas tree during Holy Family’s Early Childhood Christmas Extravaganza.
Holy Family student Colton Brown, 4, of Fairless Hills, gets into his performance at the school’s Early Childhood Christmas Extravaganza.