Friday, November 2, 2012
By EARTHA TERRELL
Robinwood Lane Elementary School overflowed with ghouls, goblins, pirates and many other creatures during the school’s annual Halloween Parade Oct. 26.
“Kids wear their costumes and walk around the school about three to four times with their teachers. I enjoy it — my teachers and students do a good job here and so we take a hour and a half to have some fun. Students seem to enjoy it as well. They’re all laughing and having fun. Kids like to dress up. It’s a school tradition and it makes people feel like they’re part of something. Parents get to come in with the staff and that’s always fun,” said principal Don Robinson.
Students walked around the building several times and showed off their costumes for their friends and families to admire. Teachers also joined in on the fun and dressed up. Second-grade teacher Jan Johnson who dressed as Mrs. Potato Head was excited to enjoy the celebration with her students and their parents.
I love Halloween. I think it’s really fun and they get to see a different side of me and they get to be something else for a day,” Johnson said.
While the event gave students a chance to have fun and delve into surgery treats, it also provided parents an opportunity to spend quality time with their children as well.
“I wouldn’t miss this event. I feel that parents should be involved in their kids’ activities. I feel that when our kids see us in school, it makes them do better and be better people in school. This event is very important because it brings the community together to see the kids dress up and the kids are excited to show what their dressed as,” said Julie Shaw.