Old Brookville, NY - December 18, 2015 - In celebration of the holiday season, the Green Vale 1st grade class entertained their peers, parents and faculty with a stellar performance of “The Polar Express” on Wednesday, December 9. The students rehearsed for six days leading up to the grand performance under the guidance of their teachers Sarah Hossfeld, Jessica Katsoulakis, Patty Kim and Janine Murray. The cast learned their lines, which included advanced vocabulary to tell the story, and learned verses to several songs. The production was a collaboration between multiple disciplines including art and music, which enhanced the play’s energy and sense of wonder. Music instructor Marla Peltzer taught the children the music that weaved through the story, while art teacher Lauren Privitera’s scenery created a winter wonderland set. The faculty involved with this event stressed the value and importance of working together for a finished product.
Students taking on the role of characters in "The Polar Express."
The Green Vale School, located in Old Brookville, Long Island, is an independent school specializing in Early Childhood through Middle School situated on a 40-acre campus on the doorstep of New York City. Green Vale has been providing students with an uncommon core of academic excellence and character development since 1923 – inspiring students to excel, to lead and to care.
Students in holiday costume.