Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bittersweet Alohas at Franklin Elementary

Photos provided by John Armato
Teachers Nicole Ewing, left, and Bridget Baldwin, right help Franklin 4th Grader Grace River feel special.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by John Armato

They know how to make a person feel special at Franklin Elementary School.

Gabriella Pagan, left and Sylyn Savage.
The first-ever Franklin Elementary School 4th grade Special Person Luau was sponsored by the teachers
and the school's parent group, the Friends of Franklin.

The gym was decorated with a Tiki theme including grass decorations, Hawaiian Lea's, balloons fashioned in to Pineapples.

In keeping with the age group the drink of choice was Hawaiian Punch, and cupcakes with mini-umbrellas in them.  

Activities included dancing, a photo booth, and snacks.

Josephine Bechtel asked her grandfather,
Phillip Richard to join her.
The DJ led the night with group dances such as Whip and Nae Nae, Limbo Rock, Chicken Dance, A Conga Line (aka Felling Hot Hot Hot), Cha-Cha Slide.

The teachers dancing may have been the hit of the night, however some sore backs were reported after the Limbo Rock. 

Nicole Ewing showed her dancing talents as she led the conga line.
Sarai Brant and her mom, Erin Dicesare

The 4th graders were invited to bring a special adult in there life to celebrate with. Parents, cousins, and grandparents accepted and dressed the parts.

Principal Kevin Downes said, "At one point in the night I realized these students were just months away from promotion to the middle school -- a melancholy moment -- theses are some great kids."

Downes gave a special thanks to the Friends of Franklin and teachers Rhonda Shumaker, Mrs. Arms, Jane Marie Hospador, Ms. Bridget Baldwin, and Ewing for helping run the event.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this great post! I am thinking to organize a themed party at venues in Los Angeles. There will be kids too and looking for ways to keep them busy so parents can enjoy my party without worrying about their kids.