Students and staff at Baylis Elementary School took time to recognize Earth Day 2017 and pay tribute to a strong supporter of children in the community. The entire school assembled on the school lawn to sing about the Earth and dedicate a new tree in memory of the late Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs.
Sydney Geller, a student council officer at Baylis, is the granddaughter of Jacobs. She and her fellow student council leaders led the school in an original song titled “Many Helping Hands.” Baylis parent Ramona Machson wrote and composed the song, incorporating Earth Day-related phrases provided by students from every grade level at Baylis into her lyrics.
The Baylis Garden Club also accepted a generous donation of flowers from the Baylis PTA, which will be used to create a second butterfly garden at the school.