Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School at Barnes & Noble
By Janet Marcarian
BAYSIDE, NY — December 2, 2009 will be remembered by the HMADS kindergarteners as “Barnes & Noble’s Day.”
“How come?” one might ask. The answer is very simple: it is customary for Principal Zarmine Boghosian, to greet her school children and faculty on a daily basis. Most mornings she will engage the students with current events, historical facts and newsworthy information.
HMADS is an educational institution, which believes in the importance of reading. Reading stimulates young minds and promotes creativity along with imagination. Children use these “tools” to embrace unknown worlds, fantastic characters and most of all they learn to interact with their surroundings. HMADS advocates all of the above by holding book fairs every November. This year the PTO tried a new venture. The doors of Barnes & Nobles at (Bay Terrace) were open to all students — from nursery through sixth grade. Faculty, students, parents and grandparents were greeted by Anna Avalone and Boghosian.
A short program followed. The kindergarteners presented “Chica Chica Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. They sang in tune and had lots of fun with the alphabet.