Stepping Stones Hosts a Thanksgiving Celebration

November 22nd, 2017

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, the students at Stepping Stones School prepared some holiday favorites to share with family and friends at their annual school feast. One class prepared soup, while another helped staff prepare their own home-style, mini donuts. Using donut molds and batter, students were filled with excitement about baking their own sweet treats. 

Then, on Tuesday, November 21st the school hosted their Thanksgiving celebration. Family members were invited to spend the day with their loved ones to learn about the history of Thanksgiving and enjoy a meal together. Students and family sampled student-prepared soup, turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, and delicious, mini donuts. 

Many students dressed up in traditional, pilgrim attire with hats, bonnets, and more!  To close out the day, Stepping Stones School’s principal, Marvin Leiken, shared a special Thanksgiving story! 

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, view the new Stepping Stones School website here.  To request a tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1271 or