Threatening skies did little to dim the excitement and fun at Washington Primary School’s Harvest Festival. There were indoor and outdoor games, a large pumpkin patch and hayride around the school grounds, a “spider web,” music and a visit by Krantz Motorsports, which put a variety of racing cars on display.
The day was planned and coordinated by second year Principal Michelle Richards along with a faculty committee that included teachers Kerry Winberry, Lauren Soskil and Jaclyn Legodais.
“It was an amazing day,” Dr. Richards said. “The weather tried, but didn’t succeed in dampening our day. Our children enjoyed themselves.”
The district’s buildings and ground department was on hand for the hayride. The Washington PTA supplied pumpkins, hay for the hayride and music. Many parents turned out for the day; some helped out and insured everything went smoothly.
Logistical support and assistance was provided by teachers Jeffrey Dicker, Nicole Lennon, Leah Goldberg and Leticia Cuthbertson. Physical education teachers Eric Mininni and Louis R. Giani created 16 themed activity stations in the gym that students rotated through during the day.
Everyone went home with a pumpkin and lots of good memories. One of the highlights was the racing cars put on display by the Krantz Motorsports racing team. Third grader Darren Krantz races for the team, which is operated by his family. The youngster donned a full racing outfit. He will be competing in a race upstate this weekend.
The racing cars on display fascinated the Washington students. They started up with a roar, which excited everyone.
Various harvest themed carnival type games kept students busy. They tossed, jumped, twisted and turned and threw, laughing and joking all along the way. Students had to concentrate and be aware of their surroundings in the gym and they worked their way through the activity stations.
While it was overcast all day long and it sprinkled here and there, no one at Washington Primary School seemed to notice. They were all having too much fun.