Fairway Market generously donated cookies and hot chocolate to the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County -- Plainview to distribute to students each morning while they were without heat at home during the storm.
Like most everyone else in Plainview, HANC students have been trying to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a difficult struggle when so many homes are still without heat and electricity.
HANC Plainview reopened school Monday, Nov. 5, several days before many local districts. Adminstrators of HANC Plainview said they felt it was important to give the students a sense of normalcy as soon as possible.
“Right now school is a refuge from all the uncertainty going on in their world,” said Rabbi Kalman Fogel, HANC Plainview Principal. “Our school was fortunate to retain power. We offer students a warm, well-lighted environment and an opportunity to return to their much-needed routine. Now more than ever, students crave this kind of comfort and the camaraderie of their peers.”
Students affected by the power outage came in each morning to enjoy a warm and comforting treat. The students joined Rabbi Fogel in his office to warm up before their school day began.
HANC provides academic excellence for students from all Jewish backgrounds, from toddler through high school. HANC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Education Department.