Despite watching snowflakes the size of soup plates falling from the sky, spring it here! It is, really. And with spring comes a flurry of activities—oops, maybe "flurry" wasn't a good choice of words!
Classes resume from "spring" break on Monday, April 8 to find the elementary students gearing up with the opening assembly of this year's Read-A-Thon: Rock 'N Read. Pledge sheets will go home on Monday and are due one week later, Monday, April 15. Students will log minutes spent reading and will participate in a variety of reading related activities throughout that week. The awards assembly is Friday, April 26 with both individual and classroom prizes. Please join us in celebrating reading with our "Rock 'N Read"-athon by supporting our students with your pledge.
The PTO is planning several activities for the month of April including a Student Art Show and Craft Fair on Saturday, April 27. The student art show will display a wide variety of work done by the art students of the Wakefield-Marenisco school with some of the works available for purchase. The craft fair will have many vendors and crafter selling items such as breads, jams, jewelry, wood items, photographs, knitted items and much, much more. That evening, the PTO is sponsoring a dance for elementary students and their parents from 5 to 7 p.m.
Track season is in full swing by mid-April—maybe the athletes will be running in snowshoes! And our annual athletic banquet is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wakefield VFW. All Cardinal athletes will be recognized and honored at this event. It is a lot of fun and a wonderful reminder of the great characteristics of our young people. See a W-M Sports Booster Club member for more information and to purchase a ticket.
Our "older" people have demonstrated some fine characteristics over the past few months, too. The W-M staff participated in the "Statue of Liberty" wellness activity. Staff members logged miles covered by walking, running, skiing, snowshoeing, etc. and logged pounds lifted through weight training, daily activities and resistance band training. The goal was to lift the Statue of Liberty—a mere 250 tons. And in eleven weeks, the goal was accomplished. Grand prize winners of the activity were Pam Bachand (most miles at 464 miles) and Bridget Grotberg (most weight lifted at 52 tons!) Congratulations to our winners and to all our participants. To quote a popular Wakefield columnist and inspiration: we got up offa that thing! (thank you, Mr. Engel).
There's something for everyone as the school year winds down. Please be sure to check the calendar for the wide variety of upcoming events and join us for as many as you can. Maybe our "flurry" of activities will help us eliminate the "snow flurries"!
Upcoming Dates To Remember
Honors Assembly for grades 7 - 12, Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Elementary Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m.
Graduation, Friday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Graduation, Tuesday, May 28, 1:00 p.m.
Elementary Track and Field Day, Monday, June 3, 12:00 p.m.
Band/Choir Concert, Tuesday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.
Elementary Honors Assembly, Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.