Book Fair for Hurricane Relief

Babylon elementary students held a book fair this month at Bay Shore’s Barnes & Noble to raise money for Babylon families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The students helped raise close to $600, and Barnes & Noble chipped in with a generous donation of books that Babylon Elementary Principal Dana Basile said values over $1,000. “The community and students were asked to stop by to see teachers and friends sharing stories and more,” Babylon elementary art teacher Patricia Stork said of the event. “Kindergarten and first-grade students came and sang songs, did writer’s workshop plays and even sang a math rap song. It was a night of fun for all.”
Art Honor Society students from Babylon High School lent a helping hand as well, as they held a face-painting station and gave the younger students drawing lessons in a special workshop. Teachers and aides from the elementary school also volunteered their time to help with gift-wrapping.