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Children’s book Only One You inspires Harrison Ave. Elementary School garden of unique rocks

January 12, 2018

The Harrison Avenue Elementary School community created a special rock garden this fall that celebrates the uniqueness of everyone in the school.

The book, Only One You, by Linda Kranz, is an inspirational story about the uniqueness of every person. The activity was part of the district’s commitment to being involved in the Anti-Defamation League of New York’s No Place for Hate program.

“We want to celebrate the unique spirit of everyone in our school,” said Harrison Ave. Elementary School Principal Carla Biviano. “This rock garden is a daily reminder (when it’s not covered by snow!) of all of the different people who form our community.”

As part of an effort led by teacher Maria Whitney and art teacher Kasey Edson, and through donations, the school created a rock garden by its flagpole entrance that includes a stone painted by every student, staff and faculty member in the building to celebrate the diversity of all. Students worked on their rocks in their art classes during the month of September. The plan is for the garden to keep growing as new students enter the school.

Donations for the project came from the Harrison Ave. Elementary School Home School Association and Toadflax.

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