Connetquot Stomp Charms Custodians

In a continuing effort to weave literacy through all curricula areas, Connetquot Elementary School’s prolific music teacher Eileen Egbert and second-graders from Leslie Davis' class wrote an original song titled “The Connetquot Stomp” and performed it on Sept. 25 as a demonstration of their appreciation to the school’s hardworking custodial staff. Students not only sang but accompanied the humorous lyrics (replete with references to their many types of footwear) with various percussion instruments such as egg shakers, bear bells, xylophone, vibraslap, cabasa, ratchet and washboard.

“The purpose of the song was to have students remember to wipe their feet after recess before re-entering the building,” said Connetquot Principal Deborah Smith, who was in attendance along with custodians David Clemente, Ed Ippilito and Carlos Rivera. “We were all overwhelmed by the students’ sense of gratitude.”