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Hazel Elementary "Whole School Meeting" Celebrates Students and Staff

WEST ORANGE, NJ - June 2 marked a very special sendoff at Hazel Elementary School as students gathered collectively for the first time during the school year and soon-to-be retirees were recognized.
"Retiring School Counselor Lelia Tirado-Smith emphasized the the theme of the school year, "All Are Welcomed Here," with a reading of "The Big Umbrealla" by Juniper Bates," began Library Media Specialist Joyce Soto.
"Mrs. Tirado-Smith ended the event by reminding students that they are all welcome and protected under the big umbrella," Soto noted.
"We will miss her and the other long-time staffers that will not be returning this year," she concluded.
Lelia Smith
 Lelia Tirado-Smith.
 Hazel Whole School
 Principal Ana Torres (in kimono) with staff.
 Hazel Whole School Meeting
 Students and staff.
Cynthia Cumming
June 10, 2021