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Kingsway hosts 80 staff member children

Take Your Child to Work Day 2024
English teacher Julianne Spitalieri helps her children with some interview questions posed by journalism students Olivia Thomasson and Adryanna Cottemond

Take Your Child to Work Day hosted over 80 children on Thursday, April 25.

The program was organized by 11th-grade special education teacher Jessica Heady and 12th-grade English teacher Julianne Spitalieri who brought her three children Mia, Gabby, and Sal. Spitalieri hosted many children in her classroom during the day to make bracelets in her room. Spitalieri said, “Take your child to work day was such a great experience for my children. They always ask about my day and my students, so it was a fun opportunity for them to see what I do each day and interact with my students.”

Spiltalieri’s son, Sal, a kindergarten student in the Clearview district enjoyed the day and working with senior Christian Conklin. His little twin sisters enjoyed walking with special education teacher Jessica Heady and waffle making.

Some of the other popular activities included Trench Warfare, meeting Skorch, making dirt cups, and children’s yoga. The North Gym also had various activities for children not busy helping in classrooms.  Staff did not just bring their own children; some brought nieces, nephews or even grandchildren.

School counselor Mairin Schramm’s daughter Clara said she helped her mother by ” answering the phone and bringing kids to wash hands.” She decided that being a  counselor was not for her because “I do not like drama.”  She does, however, love swimming and wishes to be a doctor some day.

Senior class adviser and photography and art teacher Nick Fiocco brought his three children to school. All are in the district and can eventually be at the high school. Fiocco’s son Leo said he would someday want to be a teacher and liked helping his dad with the clay.

Technology Education Coach, Vincent Doud’s daughter Magnolia enjoyed making friends with technology education coach Nicole Servais’s daughter Elba who enjoyed Yoga during the day.  Both children admitted traveling the halls was a little scary but overall liked the experience.

Special education teacher Adrea Witte brought her three children. She said,  “Lily and Emmy’s favorite activity was cookie mining and planting flowers, while Owen enjoyed trench warfare and spent the majority of the day in the gym.”

Student Council members were assigned to different children for touring, activities and just helping children not to get lost or trampled in the hallways. Junior Brielle Bucs said, “It was a good experience seeing the little kids. It made my  day go faster and kept a smile on my face even in pre-calculus.”

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