Babylon Elementary students held a book fair this month at the Bay Shore 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. “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.