From Fancy Nancy to a a little guy who just walked off the set of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, students in Kindergarten through grade 4 brought Halloween to the Founders Campus Courtyard for their annual Lower School Fun Night.
Families gathered for dinner while children rode on a hayride, danced to Roar and Kung Fu Fighting, collected special treats and simply enjoyed the thrill of chasing friends and playing games.
One of the highlights of the night was the showdown of the K-2 Pumpkin Decorating contest and 3-4 scarecrow competition. Miss Stephenson’s second grade class won with their chalkboard/chalk pumpkin renditions of Atlanta landmarks: Stone Mountain, The World of Coca-Cola and the Chattahoochee River. The scarecrow who won the blue ribbon prize, was created by Miss Rhett’s class. Winners from both classes were awarded the opportunity to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 31.
Another significant feature of the night was the on-site bake sale – not just because it conjures up thoughts of homemade caramel cake and lemon bars, but because of this particular cause. A total of 77 MVPS Girl Scouts from five different troops, representing Kindergarten through grade 5, are working together to provide 100 blankets to the Sandy Springs Fire Department. The SSFD likes to provide blankets during the winter months to victims of accidents or fires. Our Girl Scouts raised over $700 at their bake sale at the Fun Night which will be used to fund the cost of the project, which is being led by MV parent Charlotte Seefeldt. She says, “They have learned a great deal about “Share the Well”, “Make an Impact” and “Be a Transformer” which are some of the School’s key initiatives this year. Thanks for allowing the girls the opportunity to grow. On Sunday, we finished off the blankets with a blanket circle and are ready to pass them on to those in need.”
While MVPS kids enjoy being kids, they continue to amaze us with their ability to share the well. Transformers.