Change can be very scary. Some of us are afraid of change especially if it would take us out from our comfort zone but a lot of times, change is necessary for the betterment of a system or organization.
Last year, the school where our children go to had a change in administration and so is the church. New administration means new changes to policies and other stuff. It was a mild turbulence especially for our children but I think that the school needed it for the better. This year, equipped with a new and fresh set of ideas from different people, the school is doing so much better. This school year, we have activities that we did not have with the old administration. So change brought a lot of positive outcome not just for the school but especially for the children.
One of the many school activities that was held this year was the Octoberfest. The whole school came together and enjoy a whole day of fun. I love that this event was not only for the school but it also reached out to the community. There were small businesses that came and had set up their tent and I believe some portion of their sale went to the school which was a huge help for the school.
The event started with the children singing. Our music teacher does a great job in organizing this kind of activity with the children. Unlike other fund raising activity, this event did not have as many sponsors from the start so the success of it depended on the participation of the community. I thought it went well.
We sold tickets which patrons can use to get drinks and snacks and use the bouncy house for the kids.
Every class has their own booth selling snacks and drinks. Each class chose a cause that they want to support with their sale which was great. This event not only brought enjoyment for the whole community but it also taught the kids to spend their time for a charity of their choice.
I heard mixed reviews about the event. Some are in favor of it because it did bring a camaraderie between the school, families, and the entire community in general. I also heard some that aren't in favor because of the presence of drink (beer) but I think it was not that bad. Everybody seemed to have it in control, beside it was for fun.
I think the children were drawn to the bouncy house. We sold so many tickets for it.
A lot of parents have stepped up to the plate and helped with the event.
The Fall display was beautiful.
I didn't think my husband drink beer there but he had fun watching the kids and talking to some parents. I helped with other Moms selling tickets.
Everybody seemed so happy doing their part that day even our children.
All the sports athletes for Volleyball, basketball, and football were introduced by the coaches.
Mr. Tom Zielinsky provided the music in the event. I thought he was very talented and so good of showcasing and sharing his craft in music. He sings and play his instruments really good.
The event lasted until 8-9 in the evening and we all helped in cleaning up after the event. I really liked this event, I get to see our neighbors and met some people that I don't normally talk to on a daily basis. It's really great to see the community come together in supporting a great cause. I hope that the school continue to do these things. In the previous years, the little kids did not really have any field trip but this year, they started to do it. Once again, thank you for stopping by and have a great Thanksgiving!
Sounds like a fun event and a wonderful way to meet other parents, kids and raise money for the school. Looks like you had a good turn out for the event.ReplyDelete
This sounds and looks like it was a great time! That bouncy house does look like fun for kids. I'm glad most people enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
That sounds like a great event and how wonderful that the kids were involved in the community like this. Glad everyone had a good day.ReplyDelete
Bounce houses always seem to be a big hit. I think gatherings like this can be really beneficial for the school, the children and the community if they are organized and supervised well.ReplyDelete
Looks like you and your family had a great time and did some good. What a great way to teach kids about service and community and working together to reach a goal.ReplyDelete
This looks like it was a really fun event. My daughters love bounce houses!ReplyDelete
Sometimes schools, churches, libraries, etc work well with changes. It's usually always for the better, and they get to experience fun activities and events.ReplyDelete
Your family sure looked like you had a lot of fun. I am happy your kids' school hosts programs like this. It is a good way to foster a well rounded education for the kids.ReplyDelete
We simply love when there are family friendly Oktoberfests in our area. It is a great excuse for all of us to have fun...and for my hubby and I to have a pint or two!ReplyDelete
This looks like it was such a fun event. It's great that the school organizes events like this to bring everyone together.ReplyDelete
Oh this was such a cool event. It's really great that each class was able to support their own charity!ReplyDelete
Looks like a ton of fun. We used to go to fun events like this before we moved to a much smaller city. I miss it, this would be fun to attend! - JeanineReplyDelete
Sounds like they have great fun activities for the kids :)ReplyDelete
That would be a really fun festival to attend! Maybe I can make it to one next time!ReplyDelete
Looks like you all had a great time. You always seem do be celebrating and having special days in the states, I would love it. You make us look miserable in the UK lol I love to see when everyone gets together for a fun day and raises money for charityReplyDelete
Looks like your family had a lot of fun. What a great way to meet other parents.ReplyDelete