On Dec. 23, “Santa” paid a special visit to Connetquot Elementary School in Islip Terrace. Members of the Connetquot PTA organized a holiday sing-a-long for the entire school and gifted each child with a Santa's helper hat.
“While the students in kindergarten and first and second grades sang in the cafeteria, Santa visited the intermediate classrooms,” explained Principal Deborah Smith. “He then visited the primary grades, spreading joy and excitement to all he encountered. It was a wonderful afternoon of spirited holiday fun!”