Friday, September 28, 2012
By EARTHA TERRELL
Robinwood Lane Elementary School students, parents and teachers enjoyed a night of fun during the school’s annual “Fall Festival” at Boardman Park Sept. 21.
“It’s like a back-to-school bash just for fun. Our teachers come out and hang with the children and their families for the evening. We’re here to have fun. This year, it’s free for all of our families at school. All the volunteers here enjoy it and it’s worth all the planning,” said PTA President Yvonne Ams.
Fourth-grade teacher Jeanette Tamulonis enjoyed seeing familiar faces and mingling with parents as she bid for prizes during the 50/50 raffle.
“I like it because I get to see all my former students. It’s a free event for everyone and it’s just a nice wholesome night out for students and their families,” Tamulonis said.
There were no dull moments during the event, which included a host of activities for students and their families. Students played outside and even went on a wagon ride. There were also games, prizes, arts and crafts and a raffle. Some parents were pleased that event was free for everyone.
“I’m a teacher and I know the importance of getting kids at events after school and it’s a nice way to meet other parents. It’s a really good event and it’s a chance for kids to meet with their friends and parents that can’t can’t afford much can still come out and have fun,” said Tiffany Rowe.