LARC Students Support Cerebral Palsy Organization

Fourth-grade students in the Long Beach Public Schools’ LARC (Learning Activities to Raise Creativity) program participated in the Cerebral Palsy of Nassau Trivia Challenge to raise money for the agency and the community it serves. Together they collected over $800 to benefit resources and services for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Students’ family members and friends sponsored them to take on the 100-question test. The LARC Trivia Challenge champions are Matthew Ingoglia, Francesca Papetti, Jason Rea and Michael Rossi. They will now move on to represent Long Beach in the finals round at the Cerebral Palsy of Nassau at the end of February.
The LARC students had the opportunity to meet with members of the Cerebral Palsy of Nassau who came to visit on Feb. 10. The students listened to speakers and met with their guests in small groups to learn more about them both personally and professionally. The students plan to continue a correspondence with their new friends from the Cerebral Palsy of Nassau.

LARC is the district’s gifted and talented program that immerses children in an environment that emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and group process. Classes, which are divided by grade level, meet one day per week and study thematic units.