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Jordan-Elbridge first graders run, skip and jump for community

Last fall, Jordan-Elbridge Elbridge Elementary Principal Eric Varney wanted to promote school spirit. With the help of the PTO, "We Believe" shirts were purchased for all students and staff of Elbridge Elementary. It has since become a tradition for staff and students to wear their We Believe shirts some Fridays and on special occasions.

One of those special days was the first grade gym show on Feb. 17. First-grade students put on their "We Believe" shirts and performed for family and the J-E community in the 18th Annual First Grade Gym Show.

The show began with two classes demonstrating relays of running, galloping, bear crawl, crab walk, skipping, skipping backwards and carioca. The other classes entertained the audience with the hokey pokey and the parachute routine, which concluded with a surprise pop-up of a student through the hole of the parachute.

The final segment featured all 130 first-grade students and the J-E Eagle mascot executing the exercises they have learned that help develop strength and flexibility. The event was coordinated by physical education teachers Patrick Smart and Dan Barbaglia.

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