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Gotwals, Families Celebrate Children

On Wednesday, April 30th, Gotwals teachers and staff celebrated students during this year’s Day of the Child celebration.  While it may have been pouring rain outside, inside the school was festive and full of energy.  Students participated in a variety of centers and activities, including musical performances, dancing, art, and reading.  This year's special guests included, author and illustrator, Lyndsay Barrett George, Senator Dailyn Leach, Montgomery County Commissioner, Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County Commissioner, Leslie Richards, Montgomery County Treasurer, Jason E. Salus, and The Philadelphia Phanatic.  Thanks to all of the amazing parent participation and volunteer help. 
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 2nd Grade Teacher, Ms. Barba, assists student with Earth Day activity center.
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 3rd grade Gotwals student works with kindergarten student to complete a recycled plastic flower.
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 1st Grade Teacher, Ms. Casey,  assisting student with "All About Being Green" poster.
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 Parent volunteers provide refreshments, including "pan dolce."
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 Writer and illustrator, Lindsay Barrett George with Ms. Martin for "Reading Under The Canopy Tree."
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 Students "on their mark" just before a cart race.
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 Students creating earth frames with teacher, Mrs. Conston.
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Gotwals Teachers, Ms. Butler, Mr. Ross, and two special guests play a few numbers for students.
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 A visit from a very special guest.
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Montgomery County Commissioner, Leslie Richards, addresses Gotwals students during poetry award ceremony.
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 Senator, Dailyn Leach, addresses Gotwals students during poetry award ceremony.
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 3rd grade student, with help of teacher, Ms. Sortino, recites her poem about rain. 
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 Montgomery County Treasurer, Jason E. Salus, addresses students during the poetry award ceremony. 
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  Mila Hayes, from the office of Rep. Bradford addresses students during poetry award ceremony.
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 J. K. Gotwals principal, Ms. Fernandez, addresses special guests and student body during the poetry award ceremony.
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 Gotwals student receives poetry honor from Montgomery County Commissioner, Leslie Richards.