Tickets Please, All aboard the Polar Express

Utica Academy of Science elementary school students dress in pajamas for their Polar Express themed holiday celebration before Winter Recess.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021As we get ready to welcome back the Atoms tomorrow, we wanted to share one last bit of holiday cheer and celebrations just before Winter Recess!

The week of Winter Recess, Utica Academy of Science elementary school students had an opportunity to wear pajamas to school, as it was going to be 'Polar Express Day!' Much like the book and the movie, the characters all wore their pajamas as they climbed aboard a train that brought them to the North Pole.

For this festive day, each student received a special round trip ticket for the Polar Express, and of course hot chocolate and cookies. During the day, the Atoms received a surprise visitor from the North Pole, who even took some pictures with the students.

This mini celebration was a great way to get everyone pumped and excited for their upcoming Winter Recess.

We hope all of our students found time to rest and relax this past week. We look forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow morning! Please click here to view more pictures from this festive event.


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-574-3000
Fax: 315-574-3008

UAS J/S High School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-266-1072
Fax: 315-266-1073


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Syracuse, NY 13204
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