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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School 8th grade girls enjoyed dressing up for the 1950s Era Day & the Sock Hop.On January 27, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School celebrated one day of Catholic Schools Week in an unusual way – it went back to the 1950s.

Fifth through eighth graders dressed up in white t-shirts, rolled-up jeans, poodle skirts, neck scarves and other 1950s attire and attended “Era Day,” which was comprised of a variety of classes that focused on American life in the 1950s. The students did splatter art in the art room, imitating the art of New York artist Jackson Pollock. They played games from the 1950s, such as Operation, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs and Life. They looked at advertising from the 1950s, and heard about life during the 1950s. They answered 1950s trivia questions. The students tried keeping Hula Hoops spinning around their waists. They ate hamburgers and fries for lunch.

1950s Era Day ended with a Sock Hop in the Parish Activity Center, attended by 5th through 8th graders, along with the kindergartners through 4th graders and much of the school staff. The students tried dancing dances from the 1950s, such as the Twist and the Stroll. Assistant principal Mr. Greg Slee did an impressive imitation of Elvis Presley singing “Hound Dog,” and Media Specialist Mr. Stephen Gallagher sang Buddy Holly’s “Peggy Sue” with his electric guitar. Middle School teacher Jodi Jump and all the 5th through 8th grade teachers helped to organize the 1950s Era Day.

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