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From St. Cyril of Alexandria
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HIS ‘CHILDREN’ REACT: FROM ST. CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA
At St. Cyril of Alexandria Elementary School in Brighton Heights, Principal Peggy Bookser usually begins each morning by pinning a “Far Side” cartoon to the bulletin board in the teachers’ lounge, a little humor to go along with the day’s reminders.
Yesterday, she drew her own picture – a fairy-tale castle, its banners waving in the breeze.
“Flags at ‘half mast’ in the village of make-believe,” she wrote underneath. “Mister Rogers died.”
Later in the day, Bookser and teachers Chris Matuszewski and Melissa Marcincak asked second- and fifth-graders to write their own remembrances of Mister Rogers and his neighborhood. The following are excerpts:
“I think Mister Rogers was a wonderful man. He helped children with their problems. He told kids how to treat other people the same. And he was my best friend. And I miss him a lot. Friends never forget each other. And I will never forget him. And I love him. We are one BIG SPIRIT! We’re in the circle of life.” – Emma Sciullo, 7
“I really miss Mister Rogers because he helped me read in his show. I like him because he told me a lot on TV. You are good at puppets.” – Tim Lagnese, 7
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