Students and teachers, goblins and ghouls… it’s Halloween at The Renaissance School! In what has become a favorite holiday celebration at the school, students and teachers alike embraced the fun and excitement of this October event as we celebrated together on Friday, October 30th.
In the days leading up to the festivities, the Fifth Grade students worked together to set the mood by placing ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and other fun, traditional décor in the hallways and doorways throughout the school. They were also eager to share the excitement with the K/1 class by hiding pumpkins donated by Shelburne Farms in the garden “pumpkin patch” near the school’s recess hill for their young friends to find.
The school held a morning costume parade in the courtyard, with students and teachers alike donned in bright, funny, traditional and not-too-spooky costumes. As has become customary, many of our school families stayed to watch the annual parade and to enjoy the annual Halloween skit which is performed by our teaching and support staff. This year’s skit was based on the new children’s classic “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Schefflern.
After the parade and skit, the children rotated between classrooms to take part in fun stations complete with games, crafts and movement activities organized and run by the teachers. We would like to thank the many parents who attended the parade and skit, as well as those who came into the classrooms later in the day bringing crafts and treats for the children. Your participation in these special holiday events make really wonderful memories for your children and the school community.