By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s popular Spirit Day program, in which students and teachers are allowed to come to school once a month dressed as Disney characters and superheroes, or in ugly sweaters and pajamas, is continuing this year.
On Jan. 27, the academy held Pajama Day.
One of Adelphi’s most beloved Spirit Day events, Pajama Day featured students and staff coming to school dressed in their most comfortable sets of pajamas, robes and slippers. Many of the kids and adults also brought their favorite stuffed animals to class for the day!
Each month, since the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Adelphi Academy, located at 8515 Ridge Blvd. in Bay Ridge, has held a Spirit Day event.
Following a Hero Day kickoff event in September, the school celebrated Disney Day in October, Crazy Hat Day in November and Ugly Holiday Sweater Day in December.
Ugly Holiday Sweater Day was fully embraced by students of all ages who came to class wearing their most creative fashion faux pas, including sweaters with outrageously mismatched colors. Some students even wore sweaters with tinsel and blinking lights. Students and faculty members also enjoyed creating ugly sweater gingerbread cookies in the academy’s Panther Café.
“We want our students to be comfortable once they step inside this building and to think of Adelphi as a second home,” Head of School Iphigenia Romanos said in a statement.
The monthly Spirit Day concept is important from an educational standpoint, according to Romanos.
“The monthly Spirit Day concept not only promotes and fosters important things like school spirit, individuality, creativity and pride in our school, but it also teaches the students about diversity, understanding, tolerance and community. To see the staff joining in on the fun sends a strong message of unity that reinforces this message and furthers the sense of school pride inside and outside the classroom. Most importantly, it helps the students understand that school can be fun and does not necessarily need to be a stuffy and sterile atmosphere in order for students to learn and grow,” she said.
For more information on Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, call 718-238-3308 or visit adelphi.org.