Balloons strewn about, music pumping, children laughing, teachers and parents vending, bartering, socializing and exploring, football on the field, the smell of barbecue floating in the air, pies flying, super bubbles, splashing water, artistic faces, roasting marshmallows on chopsticks over coals, and children bouncing their way down a 10 meter slide…these are the memories that come to mind when I think back on the 2008 Family Fun Day. In comparing this year’s event with years past, I am thrilled to say it was a true success! Thank you to EACH and EVERY person who attended or participated in some way!!
Although sponsored by the PTSO, this communal celebration would not be possible if it weren’t for the generous contributions of ideas, time, resources, and skills of so many groups within our community. It is in the spirit of community that I would like to thank those involved.
Thank you to the PTSO Parent Representatives and active members who brought forth fresh ideas, sorted used uniforms, worked the booths, grocery shopped, organized the music, and recruited helpers. Thank you to the fathers who worked many hours more than you signed up for in order to feed the masses, solve logistical problems, and greet our guests with friendly smiles.
Thank you to National Honor Society and Student Council who attended pre-meetings, suggested ideas to bring buyers to the garage sale, organized the pie raffle, taped and signed the gym floor, planned, purchased goods, and worked the quality activity booths.
Thank you to the teachers who volunteered to have pies thrown at your faces, who helped to raise funds, and who ran safety on the Bouncy slide. Thank you to the garage sale vendors for setting up abundant displays with your goods: handmade, used, & new.
Thank you to the Korean staff who set up tables, distributed chairs, and tirelessly cleaned both before and after the event.
Lastly, I would like to thank Vanessa Allepuz and Go Eun Choi who designed our signs, flyers, and enhanced our advertising! You ARE all amazing! Thank you for everything you do to make this community so special.