Westfield teachers parade through students’ neighborhoods to lift their spirits

A group of teachers in Westfield took it upon themselves to make sure that their students know how much they are loved and missed, by organizing a parade through the students’ neighborhoods

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2020, 2:54 AM

Updated 1,515 days ago

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Schools in New Jersey have been shuttered for weeks and may not open again for months.
But a group of teachers in Westfield took it upon themselves to make sure that their students know how much they are loved and missed, by organizing a parade through the students’ neighborhoods
The teachers decorated their cars and lined up at least a dozen deep. They drove by honking their horns as the students watched from a safe distance.
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Everyone has been cooped up inside their homes for weeks, so the teachers say that it was nice to get out to see familiar faces. And it was equally fulfilling for the students who have been doing online classes since the schools closed.
It was a simple reminder to everyone that everything will eventually be OK.
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