On May 6th, Heartwood families gathered to celebrate our school community with our annual Spring Fling. Teachers, staff members and parent volunteers worked together to man a variety of different activities. Plinko, sack races, and a bean bag toss were some of the games that were available this year. Our Lower Elementary students organized a Creation Station where customers could use their imaginations to create works of art using a variety of recyclables. The middle and high school students set up their very own photo booth with picture keepsakes for their customers.
There was plenty of food, too! Señora Isabel prepared her famous beans and rice while hot dogs and tabbouleh were sold by our very own Ms. Sue. Ice cream, watermelon and lemonade slushies were also a big hit and were hosted by our Toddler and Children’s House teachers. Our Upper Elementary students hosted a very successful bake sale as well!
In addition to all of the games and food booths, some of our student’s also performed for us. Suzuki of the Triangle offers violin lessons to our Children’s House and K/EL students. These budding musicians performed for their families and friends. It was quite a treat!
We raised over $3,000 this year. Just over a thousand of that came from our always popular Teacher Raffle and the rest was raised during the event itself. The book fair, which was kicked off during the Spring Fling will add to our earnings.
For our staff, the most important outcome was the sense of community we all felt. We hope that you all felt it, too.
We would like to thank all of our donors for their contributions to this event. Their generous donations went a long way to helping make the Spring Fling a success. A special thank you to Ray Tseng of High House Pediatric Dentistry for sponsoring this year’s Spring Fling. Thank you Ray!