I was a wondering a bit if we could live up to the fabulous atmosphere created last year and it was clear Friday afternoon that this is becoming just a very special event for our school. The rain did not seem to have any negative impact whatsoever and even seemed to give it even a little bit more party time atmosphere. I'm so glad we got to introduce Melyssa Stone to many of you in a wonderful way as she lead all of us to sing and dance. Thank you so much to all those who volunteered to make it such a well run event and so much fun.
I'll share one story--During the second wave of runners one of our smallest second graders took a pretty hard fall just as she was coming past the back of the building. She hit pretty hard and landed in a bit of a puddle so we was both dirty and hurt. She was pretty upset but got support from a parent who offered her fleece coat as a soft spot to clean and soothe the child's hands. After checking for bleeding knees this little one decided she needed to get back out there and while I offered to walk with her she chose to take off and get some more laps before time ran out. Tough and committed.
Family Game Night
Every year we celebrate the fun and learning potential of great games. Our first Family Game Night is this Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30PM in the QAE cafeteria (Explorer Cafe). The games are provided by Blue Highway Games, located on QA Ave. and a source for hundreds of non-electronic games that will bring your family together, build thinking skills, and provide hours of fun and/or frustration of the good kind. Pizza will be provided by the PTA and families are asked to bring a beverage or food item but that is not a condition of attendance. I love Game Night but I have a standing Tuesday commitment and will not be able to attend and therefore will have to forgo the yearly beatdown I get when playing many of these games with our students.
Dwankhozi Hope Celebration
This Thursday evening we will be hosting an Celebration/Information Night for our Dwankhozi Hope connection. For those of you who would like to celebrate with us we'd love to see you Thursday night. For those of you who are interested in finding out more about this connection with Dwankhozi Community School in rural Zambia. We have had two groups of QAE staff visit the school the last two summers and we are looking forward to our first visit from a DCS teacher this school year. We will be at Mulleady's Pub in Interbay from 8 to 10PM.
Our second annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for this Friday night at St. Anne's Church just SW of us. Again, this is not a fundraiser, just a chance to get together and have some fun. Last year was pretty great and my guess is that this will be just a bit more fun than last year. Lederhosen, dancing, singing, cornhole, hot dogs, WCGW (What Could Go Well)? Please brush up on your Cornhole regulations and rules before coming out and please plan to enjoy yourself because it's, OK TO BER FEST.
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