February Fun Night
Family Fun Night at School 5
On Wednesday, February 14, School 5 over 50 students and parents participated in a Family Fun Night, sponsored by the PBIS committee (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support). This month’s theme was the Winter Olympics.
As families arrived at school they were given an Olympic scorecard, with each having a different country represented. The games and other activities were listed inside, with a place for them to receive a stamp after completing each activity.
As students entered the gym, they were greeted by members of the Upward Bound group, along with other volunteers, who assisted them with various Olympic games. Students were able to speed skate around a rectangle in one area of the gym. They also tried figure skating, complete with spins. The skates were their socks. In another area of the gym were the Luge and Bobsled races, where students raced against each other with their “sleds”. Other games included hockey (using CDS as the hockey pucks), Ski Jump (long jump), Slalom skiing (racing around pylons), Mogul skiing (hopping side to side of a line), Olympic Ring Toss (attempting to land marshmallows inside the rings), Curling (trying to get coins inside a square) and Ski Jump Ball (rolling balls down a slope, hoping to have them land in a box).
The cafeteria was the site for cookie decorating – after all it was Valentine’s Day, too. There were also 3 tables of crafts for the students to make. A favorite was the Olympic Ring art, using the end of a tube and dipping it into paint, creating art with circles. Students also colored and put together their very own mini- skiers, complete with skis and ski poles. The third table was filled with mini-hearts which were glued to wreath shapes.
The next event sponsored by the PBIS committee will be the Elite Dinner on Wednesday, March 21 and the final Family Fun Night for this school year will be Wednesday, May 16.