All week long, our AIU-operated Special Education Schools have been celebrating the holiday season and the upcoming winter break to spend time with our loved ones. There was a holiday-themed talent show at Mon Valley, a holiday pet celebration and read-along at Pathfinder, and a plethora of activities at Sunrise School, among many other events!
December is always a magical time at Sunrise, between the themed dress-up days, to presents from the police, and the visits from Santa and the grinch – the building is filled with laughter and joy.
The holidays started off with a visit to Biondi where the students decorated the tree and sang Christmas carols (see the previous photo gallery from earlier this month). Students then participated in a gingerbread building contest where they put their STEAM skills to the test.
Next came the presents. The students at Sunrise received numerous presents from local community organizations, including Biondi Lincoln, PLS, Monroeville United Methodist Church, and various police departments.
Lastly, on the last day before the break, the students had a special breakfast and were visited by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, their reindeer (Rudy and Cherry), and had the opportunity for a horse carriage ride through the parking lot.
Sunrise is always a special place, but it is extra special in December. See the fun at all three of our AIU-operated schools down below! Happy Holidays!