Abington Christian Academy celebrates National School Choice Week with a dance


By Elizabeth Baumeister - [email protected]



Abington Christian Academy kindergarten students Myla Paczewski and Sofia Davies participate in the National School Choice Week dance during a celebration Jan. 26 at the school. Faculty members and students of all ages joined in on the party, expressing their gratitude for the school and the people behind its success.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Owen Stock, kindergarten, dances to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ with his fellow schoolmates during a National School Choice Week celebration at Abington Christian Academy.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Gianella Bruckner, kindergarten, waves her yellow National School Choice Week (NSCW) scarf over her head, following along in concentration with the official 2017 NSCW dance video on a large screen at Abington Christian Academy.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Abington Christian Academy first-grader Joshua Jimenez follows along with his classmates to the National School Choice Week dance during a celebration after lunch Thursday at the school.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Camilla Treat, fourth grade, waves her yellow National School Choice Week scarf to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ during a school-wide celebration dance Thursday afternoon in the school’s lunch room.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Kindergartner Samuel Davies celebrates National School Choice Week (NSCW) with the other students at Abington Christian Academy with an energetic dance to the song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Waving around their matching bright yellow scarves, students of all ages (and even teachers) at Abington Christian Academy (ACA) clapped, spun, shuffled and giggled their way through a dance to the song “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, in an after-lunch celebration of National School Choice Week (NSCW) on Thursday, Jan. 26.

“I thought it was fun,” second-grader Jaiden Drutherosky said afterwards.

The event was one of more than 20,000 held throughout the country during the week of Jan. 22-28. NSCW celebrates different types of schools in America, from private to public, charter to home-school. More information about the national effort of NSCW can be found online at schoolchoiceweek.com.

“It’s about having a choice to not have to go to public school, to have a chance to…study your religion, go deeper into what you believe,” said Madison Kessler, a high school sophomore, when asked what National School Choice Week means to her personally.

She said the best part about attending ACA is the small class sizes and resulting “caring relationship” between teachers and students.

Of the dance, she said it is especially fun to watch the enjoyment of the younger kids as they participate.

Amelia Ortiz described the dance as “fun and energetic.”

When asked what she likes most about her school, the fourth-grader’s answer had two parts: “the good teachers” and the chance to “get a good education.”

Fifth-grader Madeline Davies agreed.

“The nice teachers and a good education,” she said, when asked the same question.

Chase Butash, first grade, kept the thought going.

“We have nice teachers here,” he said, describing his own teacher, Mrs. May, as “kind.”

Abington Christian Academy kindergarten students Myla Paczewski and Sofia Davies participate in the National School Choice Week dance during a celebration Jan. 26 at the school. Faculty members and students of all ages joined in on the party, expressing their gratitude for the school and the people behind its success.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_ABJ-Dance-1.jpgAbington Christian Academy kindergarten students Myla Paczewski and Sofia Davies participate in the National School Choice Week dance during a celebration Jan. 26 at the school. Faculty members and students of all ages joined in on the party, expressing their gratitude for the school and the people behind its success. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Owen Stock, kindergarten, dances to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ with his fellow schoolmates during a National School Choice Week celebration at Abington Christian Academy.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_ABJ-Dance-2.jpgOwen Stock, kindergarten, dances to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ with his fellow schoolmates during a National School Choice Week celebration at Abington Christian Academy. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Gianella Bruckner, kindergarten, waves her yellow National School Choice Week (NSCW) scarf over her head, following along in concentration with the official 2017 NSCW dance video on a large screen at Abington Christian Academy.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_ABJ-Dance-3.jpgGianella Bruckner, kindergarten, waves her yellow National School Choice Week (NSCW) scarf over her head, following along in concentration with the official 2017 NSCW dance video on a large screen at Abington Christian Academy. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Abington Christian Academy first-grader Joshua Jimenez follows along with his classmates to the National School Choice Week dance during a celebration after lunch Thursday at the school.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_ABJ-Dance-4.jpgAbington Christian Academy first-grader Joshua Jimenez follows along with his classmates to the National School Choice Week dance during a celebration after lunch Thursday at the school. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Camilla Treat, fourth grade, waves her yellow National School Choice Week scarf to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ during a school-wide celebration dance Thursday afternoon in the school’s lunch room.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_ABJ-Dance-5.jpgCamilla Treat, fourth grade, waves her yellow National School Choice Week scarf to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ during a school-wide celebration dance Thursday afternoon in the school’s lunch room. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Kindergartner Samuel Davies celebrates National School Choice Week (NSCW) with the other students at Abington Christian Academy with an energetic dance to the song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_ABJ-Dance-6.jpgKindergartner Samuel Davies celebrates National School Choice Week (NSCW) with the other students at Abington Christian Academy with an energetic dance to the song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

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