Happy Birthday Columbus!
Columbus Elementary School celebrated it’s 60th birthday with style! Teachers, staff and students dressed from the year 1957, the year the school first opened. An assembly with music, trivia and videos of the era entertained all.
The Troubadours kicked things off singing songs from the movie Grease. Principal Cunzio, decked out in his black leather T-birds jacket, welcomed the students and gave a short history of the school. Slideshows with pictures of students who have attended Columbus over the years gave the students a glimpse into what life was like 60 years ago. Next, library media specialist, Phil Cutrone shared interesting facts about the history of Mount Pleasant. Finally, all the students joined in singing songs popular from each decade: School Days by Chuck Berry (1957), Love, Love, Love by the Beatles (1967), We are the Champions by Queen (1977), Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (1987), I Can Go the Distance from the Hercules Movie (1997), Umbrella by Rihanna (2007) and finally Happy Birthday (by the Beatles and the traditional version).
County Legislator Margaret Cunzio was on hand to present a plaque from County Executive Rob Astorino declaring October 5th as Columbus Elementary School Day.
Special thanks to event coordinators Lauralee Chambers, Michael Hood and Barbara Schultz.