Parents and staff transformed the schoolyard into a bustling fall wonderland, complete with a pumpkin patch, a Halloween costume swap, autumn crafts and more.
“It was fabulous! Everyone had a ball,” said school principal Ms. Florio.
Children decorated their own planters, learned about composting, and created beautiful craft projects from autumn vegetables and seeds. Our little artists picked out pint-sized pumpkins and decorated them with bright paint and stickers. And some of the kids got decorated themselves with– face paint! We spotted many superheroes and sparkly butterflies roaming the yard in search of cookies and other delicious parent-made treats, including prosciutto crostini, cauliflower pesto salad, grilled chicken, and hot dogs served fresh off the grill.
Kids and parents alike got the chance to win one of many donated raffle prizes. Lego sets, dinner for two, a spa package, and more were on the block. We even had our very own cowboy, parent Scott Voloshin, announce the winners. And throughout the event, John Norman strummed his guitar and sang children’s favorites with a small audience gathered around his stage.
A BIG thanks to PTA mom Kerrie Hillman for her great job organizing the event! Check out 2014 Garden Party pictures here.
There are still some costumes available from the costume swap collection. Our last Costume Swap will be this Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the schoolyard.