Point Elementary pupils celebrate holidays with more than 150 60-Plus Club members

More than 150 members of the Mehlville School District’s 60-Plus Club recently celebrated the holidays with Point Elementary School pupils.

Club members were greeted by the fifth-grade Beta Club Ambassador and then treated to a hot breakfast followed by a program filled with holiday songs. Point Principal Nancy Zitzmann served as host of the event in the school’s cafeteria. Preparations involved all of the school’s 408 pupils, according to a district news release.

After breakfast, guests enjoyed several choral programs with holiday songs sung by two groups — the fourth- and fifth-grade chorus and the second- and fourth-grade chorus — led by Suzie Ehrlichmann.

During a short intermission, while choral groups were assembling, Connie Hurst-Bayless, assistant superintendent for curriculum, addressed the guests, telling them the Mehlville School District was awaiting a big announcement, expected later that day, that the district would be awarded the Distinction in Performance Award by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“The district is confident that the coveted Distinction in Performance will soon be awarded to Mehlville for their outstanding performance in the 2005-2006 school year,” she said. “Mehlville received all 14 of the 14 possible points on their yearly evaluation.”

She commended students, as well as the teachers and staff, for all of their hard work in this past school year.

Point Elementary’s musical program concluded with about a dozen pupils accompanying the choral group with recorders.

Third-graders then mingled with the senior citizens and completed a glued art project — a moose dressed up for the holidays with a holiday message: “Merry Chrismoose.”

The ornament/refrigerator magnet was ready to take home as a remembrance of the day, along with laminated place mats handmade by kindergarten and first-grade pupils.