Students from the Bayside school shuffled into the auditorium, under the cover of the 12 Chinese zodiac calendar animals.
One by one, each ornately decorated animal paraded down the halls, before giving center stage to the mare with the pink bow.
“It takes a whole school — parents, teachers, children, everyone — to really make this event happen,” said Principal Carole Nussbaum.
Planning for the hour-long assembly began in October, Nussbaum said.
Students celebrated with Chinese and Korean dances and songs, and a buffet of cultural treats.
“I am always impressed by the talent and passion of the students of P.S. 203,” said State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, “and that is a reflection of the excellence of the staff and administration here.”