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Spooktivity -- not just for kids

Posted on November 4, 2012

by Dr. Edna Hussey on November 4, 2012

IMG_1934.jpgBefore closing the book on Spooktivity 2012 and turning our attention on inquiry projects, electronic portfolios, and the remaining holidays -- we take delight in the images of the best Spooktivity event yet! Led by parent Kammie Hayashibara and with a talented crew of parents, they created a magical wonderland in the dining room, a crawl-in haunted maze, set up colorful Treat Street scenes, and organized many bags of Halloween treats for the children. By all accounts, Spooktivity is an event celebrated not only by students but also by the child within parents, faculty and staff!

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IMG_1932.JPGFriends from the high school distributed treats at six different Treat Street scenes.

IMG_1911.JPGThe painted scenery added a Midas touch to Spooktivity.

Even Ms. Kelli dressed as a fashionable-looking pirate and handed treats from a treasure chest.IMG_1906.JPG

Halloween sparked the hidden child, the alter-ego, the nostalgia within parents, whose costumes matched the children's wildest imaginations. IMG_1902.jpg
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IMG_1937.jpgIMG_1923.JPGLook who's running the office! The Cafeteria Lady, Nurse, Pirate, and Zorro. A motley crew to say the least.

IMG_1931.jpgI chose a caped costume this year. As I was standing in the morning autoline, the children passed by, paused, and some asked quizzically, "And who are you supposed to be?" I suppose I dated myself. At least one little boy knew who I was --" Grandma! You're Zorro!" Thank goodness the 50's character is still recognizable.

The end.

Endnote: I voted absentee ballot last week. I hope all of you capitalize on your most precious right to vote.

You are also invited to attend any or all of the open meetings November 5, 7, and 9 at 3:30pm in Bakken Auditorium to hear the finalists for the next president of Mid-Pacific. Each session will feature one of the three finalists. Candidates' names will be announced the day of their campus visit and meetings with various constituent school groups.

For our children,

Edna L. Hussey
Principal