Story and Photos by Rosemary Leonetti.
After Superstorm Sandy made the classrooms at Long
Beach Public Schools’ Blackheath Pre-Kindergarten unusable, students had been
attending classes in a makeshift space created for them at the Lindell School cafeteria. As winter began to set in, pre-K students and teachers were happy to make the
move to three classrooms in the north wing of East School on Jan. 14.
also gave the program enough space to resume the afternoon session, which had
been suspended in the aftermath of the storm.
“The East School students and staff have been so
welcoming to us,” said Blackheath Principal Christine Zawatson. “It’s a
pleasure to see our students and teachers back in a real classroom setting
again. They have been remarkable in adapting to all the challenges we have
faced since the storm.
"I also want to thank the people in our buildings and
grounds and technology departments who did such a great job of preparing these
classrooms for us," Zawatson continued. "We started classes fully equipped with computers, Smart
Boards, books and supplies.”
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