Sparky the Dragon, the New York Islanders eccentric mascot, is bringing his spirit and pep to school with the Islanders School Assembly program sponsored by Cohen Children's Medical Center.
Sparky is joined by Dina Tsiorvas, the Islanders Assembly host, to integrate life lessons from hockey, including the importance of making smart decisions, eating healthy, staying active, as well as treating others with respect.
The Islanders School Assembly Program makes learning fun and interactive. Students participate in a variety of warmup activities and morning exercises with the guidance of Sparky. Then, students learn about teamwork by dressing one individual in goalie equipment; the team who best uses teamwork is rewarded.
During the interactive assemblies, the Islanders help students realize why being committed to making smart decisions is important in school and how to translate that logic into everyday life.
As the assembly wraps up, students get to take home some studious Islanders supplies for class like folders, pencils, stickers and a special Isles pencil case. Information is also provided for the Blades for Grades Program, which rewards students for good grades with free tickets to an upcoming game.
The Islanders School Assembly runs from mid-October to the beginning of March and reaches between 25-thousand and 35-thousand students at 80 different local schools on Long Island.
For more information on how to book the Islanders School Assembly Program or to be added to the program waiting list, please use this link to submit your inquiry.