Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Lawrence Township Public Schools.
Slackwood Elementary School has new “halls” to deck for the holidays - outside halls, that is. The school’s students took full advantage of the new trees and shrubs on the school grounds to start a new holiday tradition.
Classes received tree designations and on Dec. 19, students kicked off the tradition and decorated their trees with animal-friendly ornaments.
Students had strung popcorn and pretzels and used stale bread as their decorations in hopes they would provide food for local animals during the recent cold spell.
Jill Lee-You, art teacher, helped students make a tree-topping star and Kathy Saretzky, library assistant, helped students with the decorations.
Principal Jay Billy remarked, “Slackwood is the oldest school in the district and has many traditions. Hopefully, this will begin a new tradition for all students to look forward to each year and for our graduates to remember fondly.”