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Posted on: February 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes the First Graders at First United Methodist Christian School

Fairclough Roxaboxen

During the February 20th Special Council presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough opened her presentation, saying, “We have lots of kids in the audience. . .that makes my heart smile. We are here with our first graders from First United Methodist Christian School [FUMCS]!”

Annually, the first graders at FUMCS read “Roxaboxen,” a well-known book written by Alice McLerran and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. The book, which celebrates the imagination of children who, no matter the time or place, can create whole worlds out of what they find around them — in this case, rocks and boxes — also creates a unique opportunity for the students to learn about what makes a community a community.

Councilwoman Fairclough explained, “It’s an honor for me to continue the tradition of acknowledging these students their entrepreneurial spirit in creating community — the community of Roxaboxen.” She then showed a PowerPoint presentation, “to give you a small glimpse of the community these students created” and clicked through adorable photographs of each student and their ingenious pretend businesses — from a donut shop to a dentist’s office to a fire station.

The students/entrepreneurs from Mrs. Kenney’s and Mrs. Zelaya’s classes energetically came to the front of the Council Chambers to join Councilwoman Fairclough and their teachers. There was a chef, a doctor, an artist, a dentist and many others. Councilwoman Fairclough presented each one with a certificate of recognition for his or her part in creating the community of Roxaboxen.  

Roxaboxen business creators from Mrs. Kenney’s class:
Gabriel Casa - Gabriel’s Military; Sydney Famada - The Donut Bar; Alyssa Feldman, Alyssa’s Soup Kitchen; Sophia Felo – Cutie Fruits Food Truck; Cameron Flores, Cam’s Bait Shop; Charlotte Garner, Charlotte’s Chocolate Shop; Gabriella Gucciardo – Gabby’s Horse Barn; Bailey Healy – Bailey’s Ice Cream Shop; Mackenzie Mancha – Pop Kenzie; Brycen Munz – Brycen’s Adventures; Olivia Palacio – Happy Dentist; Chelsea Sahauraura – Chelsea’s Toy Store; Taylor Thompson - Taylor’s Bakery; Isabella Urbina – Isabella’s Candy Parade; Destiny Vega – Destiny’s Day School; Joseph Ward – Gamemasters; David Yengibaryan – David’s Lavash and Patrick Yur – Rox Surgical Center      

Roxaboxen business creators from Mrs. Zelaya’s class: Emily Banos – Emily’s Art and Craft Shop; Jade Bryan; Dr. Jade’s Exotic Pet Clinic; Khloe Bryan – KK Pet Shop; Mia Feliz – Mia’s Bank; Victoria Garcia – Faith Church of Roxaboxen; Remi Gaytan – Roxaboxen City Hall; Carly Javier – Carly’s Angels Library; Abigail Jean – Abigail’s Super Sweet Donut Shop; Caleb Karjala; Caleb’s Comic Creations; Madison Lint – Madison’s Makeovers; Olivia Majana – Olivia’s Toy Factory; Pietra Marquez – Cross Gym; Aidan Nicholson – Aidan’s Pizza Planet; Allanah Piggott – First United Correctional Institution; Benjamin Sproehnle – Benjamin’s Super Pharmacy; Dylan Stone – Dylan’s Dynasty; Jamie Thielker – Falcons Station Precinct #77; Jessica Vazquez – The Vazquez Puppet Theatre; Jayden Zarabozo, Jayden’s Fire Station; Adesuwa Asemota – Number Car Rental

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