PJA’s socially distanced kindergarten graduation

Photo: Jackson was one of 19 kindergartners graduating at Portland Jewish Academy this year. Teachers Maya, Celinda and Alex congratulate him from a distance.

Kindergarteners didn't miss out on graduation festivities this year.
Portland Jewish Academy held a lovely socially distant graduation for their kindergarteners on Sunday, June 14, in the PJA parking lot. 
Everyone gathered in a circle with family groups standing 6 feet apart in designated spots. Each kindergartener, one at a time, stood on a cloud written in chalk on the pavement that said “Kindergarten.” They walked up to the row of teachers at the end, said hello, received their bag of goodies, took a photo and then walked back to the cloud on the pavement that said “First Grade.” 
It was a momentous occasion for these little ones who have been meeting daily on Zoom for the past three months. The graduation finished with a Yasher Koach to the teachers and some songs. 



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