Stepping Stones Students Celebrate Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo

On “May the Fourth,” also known as Star Wars Day, students in Stepping Stones School’s transitional kindergarten class celebrated the out-of-this-world holiday by wearing their favorite Star Wars or black-and-white clothing to school. (Some sported themed hairstyles as well!) The children had fun taking pictures with a Grogu poster as part of the festivities.

The next day, the students celebrated Cinco de Mayo after learning about Mexican culture in the days leading up to the holiday. The children wore festive colors and clothing to school, enjoyed special snacks of chips with salsa and guacamole, and played games with a sombrero. They danced to Mariachi music and enjoyed playing with maracas and tambourines, making for a musical celebration.

The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School is a Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving children ages 3-10.  Located in Roseland, NJ, the school is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children with cognitive impairments such as Down syndrome and other students with similar educational and developmental needs.  For more information, or to request a virtual tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (862) 210-8781 or