Ice cream social a back-to-school icebreaker

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Lochland and Mia Majoros get help from their mom, Jena, at the Ice Cream Social held at St. Peter School, in Point Pleasant Beach on Monday, Aug. 26. STEVE WEXLER THE OCEAN STAR

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — For the second year, Saint Peter School provided a casual setting for new and returning faculty members, students and their guardians to mingle after a summer apart, with ice cream in hand on Monday evening. 

In the courtyard behind the school, members of the Parent Teacher Association [PTA] set up tables filled with styrofoam bowls of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, with plenty of sugary toppings to choose from and prizes for those in attendance. Guess the number of crayons in a jar, win a gift certificate to Jersey Mike’s. Participate in the raffle, and be entered to win baskets filled with sports-oriented gifts stamped with the school’s logo. 

“Everybody is going to meet,” said PTA President Meredith Palumbo, who helped orchestrate the ice cream social held Aug 26. 

“We have a couple of new teachers this year, so it’s a good opportunity for new and old families to meet those teachers and just meet one-on-one before the first day of school and we’re back to the old routine.”

“My beautiful creation!” exclaimed Ms. Palumbo’s son, Jacob, as he showed off his ice cream masterpiece.

Ms. Palumbo laughed, then said the Saint Peter School community is “… like a family.

“There’s a lot of families that are here that are alumni, so even though we haven’t seen each other for years, going different paths in high school, college, we’ve all now come full circle and we’re back here with our kids.”

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