Latham Centers Celebrates the Holidays in Virtual Sing-Along
December 18, 2020
Our first-ever Holiday Sing-Along was joined by over 100 people on the morning of December 15th. Attendees of the virtual sing-along included all the students on campus and their families, local leaders and special guests and their families, and many Latham staffers.
Virtual communities have been blossoming throughout the pandemic stay-at-home advisories and educational/social challenges. We couldn’t imagine a better way to get everyone together than an online Sing-Along, considering the alternative celebrations everyone will experience this holiday season. It was such a great experience for all, and we look forward to making this an annual special event!
Latham Clinician Chelsea Crowe, a talented singer, led guests in the 10-song Holiday Sing-Along, with support from Patrice Carroll (Director of PWS Services), Katrina Fryklund (Director of National Outreach), Brittni Kliment (Director of Admissions and Marketing), and Meghan Foley (Director of Education).
The sing-along began with a special message from Governor Charlie Baker, who wished he could be there in person. The Governor shared thoughts of hope and encouragement with the children and staff, saying he’s proud of them for all their hard work.
The sing-along featured classics like “Frosty the Snowman,” “Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah,” and a speedy and silly version of “Jingle Bells.” At the end of the hour, everyone had an opportunity to sing along for the first time to the Latham School Song and heard a special recording by student Luke, singing an amazing version of Chelsea’s “COVID Deck the Halls.”
Everyone was smiling ear to ear, and a Latham Centers Board member perfectly encapsulates the success and timeliness of the day in an email: “I had tears in my eyes for a good part of the show, from laughter and fun, and also from deep appreciation of your amazing and often difficult work. Thank you for all you do and for inviting the Board to participate with you in this joyous occasion and in the work you do, every day.”