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UPK holiday concerts delight audience members at Sandy Creek Elementary School

Students in the Sandy Creek Central School District enrolled in Julie McNitt’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes held their annual Christmas programs on December 14.

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Lola Tessier, left and Katelyn Rudd, right, put their antlers in, they put their antlers out, they put their antlers in and they shake them all about, during the audience favorite “The Reindeer Hokey Pokey” at the morning class’s Pre-Kindergarten Christmas Program recently.

The morning and afternoon programs each performed for family, friends and community members, a delightful and truly entertaining musical event.

The students, dressed in their holiday finery, danced and sang songs such as “Ring Those Bells” complete with student accompaniment on their own hand-held jingle bells, a robust version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” an action-packed “The Lights on the Tree,” the classic “Jingle Bells,” “Christmas Snowman” and finally “The Reindeer Pokey.” The verse in “The Reindeer Pokey,” you put your reindeer tail in… had audience members laughing out loud as students Hokey Pokey’d their way through the verses.

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The afternoon class poses for a moment before heading out for their performance in the Sandy Creek Central School’s Pre-Kindergarten Christmas Program held on Dec. 14. The Pre-K class is taught by Julie McNitt.

Following the concert, a small reception was held with snacks and juice for the students and their guests.

For more information about Universal Pre-Kindergarten at Sandy Creek Elementary School, contact the office at 387-3445, ext. 1110.

Registration for the 2013-14 school year is scheduled for February 6, 2013 from 1-6 p.m. in the elementary office.

Registration on this date will determine who is eligible for the allotted slots in the program.