Fourth Grade Hosts Ackerman School for Annual Field Day

Each year, our fourth graders host students from Ackerman School as a part of a disabilities unit within their "Citizens Making a Difference" year-long theme. Ackerman is part of the Special School District of St. Louis County, and provides special education services to students with a variety of needs.  Students gather on the New City School playground and field for arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, and other field day activities. 

Ellen Birch, New City alumni parent and special education teacher at Ackerman said "This is a great way for Ackerman students to make friends, looking at abilities, not just disabilities. It's a time to be together and have fun! Our students get a chance to just be kids." Ellen said funding for the field day comes from a grant provided by the Special Education Foundation.

Ackerman parent Esther, mom to student Lucas, said "I think it's amazing. It will make these children's lives better. I wish I had had this experience growing up. It would have changed my life!" 

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