Rosedell Elementary held its 28th annual Dance Competition Friday, concluding the meeting with a particular tribute to their retiring Principal Kathy Stendel.
All of the dad and mom and households of the scholars have been additionally invited to attend the school-wide meeting, and as everybody gathered across the basketball courts on the college campus, the dances started.
First grade college students dancing to “Kidz Bop Shuffle” on the 2019 Rosedell Elementary Dance Competition on Friday. Lorena Mejia/The Sign
From TK by means of sixth grade, the scholars carried out in entrance of the opposite onlooking grades and households, with dances starting from the youngest doing a Tony Chestnut music, to the third graders performing a dance mashup of “It’s a Arduous Knock Life” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” to the sixth graders performing in a hip hop remix.
“I used to be a bit of bit nervous,” mentioned Sophie Avagliano, a 4th grader at Rosedell Elementary, whose class had performed “The Sid Shuffle” from the kids’s film “Ice Age.” She added, although, that it was nonetheless enjoyable for her, regardless of the nerves, as a result of she was capable of carry out alongside her mates.
Sixth grade college students dancing to a hip-hop remix on the 2019 Rosedell Elementary Dance Competition on Friday. Lorena Mejia/The Sign
“It at all times makes me proud,” mentioned Avagliano’s mom Morgan. “I really like watching her carry out as a result of she’s a performer at coronary heart.”
Occasion organizer Becky Mastrobuomo mentioned she has been organizing the occasion for the final decade, and though she is retiring on the finish of the 2018-19 faculty yr, she says the pageant is in good palms.
Fourth grade college students dancing to the “Sid Shuffle” on the 2019 Rosedell Elementary Dance Competition on Friday. Lorena Mejia/The Sign
“It warms my coronary heart and I hope it continues as soon as I retire,” mentioned Mastrobuomo.
After the ceremony, the scholars and employees of Rosedell Elementary shocked their principal — who’s retiring after working in training for 30 years — with a particular send-off. As a number of the faculty employees spoke type phrases about Stendel, a handful of youngsters unraveled a banner that had been signed by all the scholars on the faculty and browse, “Rosedell will miss you, Mrs. Stendel.”
Principal Kathy Stendel is offered a banner with pupil signatures, that reads “Rosedell will miss you Mrs. Stendel,” for her retirement. Lorena Mejia/The Sign
“The scholars at Rosedell have such a particular place in my coronary heart as a result of they’re actually very caring college students, very particular, very type and I really feel very lucky to have had this final a part of my profession be spent right here,” mentioned Stendel after the shock was offered to her. “It’s such a family-oriented neighborhood from the dad and mom, to the scholars, to the employees, the academics, everybody … it’s similar to one large household.”
“I simply wish to thank them for all of the love, the pleasure they’ve given me as their principal,” she added. “It’s actually been an honor to be right here and I really feel very lucky to simply be part of their lives. I’m going to overlook them a lot.”