What a busy week we had last week! We can't wait to tell you all about it! This week on Monday, for the second year, we had our annual Unified Field Day. We had athletes from Old County Road School and Anna McCabe Elementary School come to LaPerche to participate. It was amazing to see those athletes enjoy their own day in the spotlight. All of the fifth graders from LaPerche attended as well. They were helping the students do the fun activities. Some of those were bean bag toss, rock wall, obstacle course, basketball, soccer and more. The athletes each got their own medals. They had so much fun. Also the fifth graders played their instruments for the young athletes and they loved it. Julia and Ethan sang the national anthem too! It was beautiful. They all were so happy to leave the school with courage, bravery, determination and hope. They had the times of their lives.
Next, let's talk about how much fun we had on Tuesday. On Tuesday, we stepped on up to the middle school! We had the fifth grade step up and DARE graduation for the class of 2025. The fifth graders wore their DARE t-shirts and read their part of a speech that the wonderful Officer Paul made for us. Sadly, he will not be teaching DARE anymore. He got a promotion! After that we took off our DARE shirts and walked into the beautiful music of the step up. Gold and Silver Presidential and Superlative awards were given out. Then one person got the Mount St. Charles reading award. That is for the person who always reads, the person who reads whenever she/he can. She/he also needs to be a good reader and has to exceed the standard reading level for fifth grade and has to have above average comprehension. We were so happy that Courtney Wakim from our class got that award! We were happy to get the superlative awards. They are just little things that the teachers noticed about you for the course of the year. Some of them are really funny too! If you came to our graduation you definitely saw how funny some of them are. There were also the perfect attendance awards. You have to have fewer than five early dismissals or late arrivals to get the award. At the end of step up, we went into the two classrooms to have some cake and ice cream. Mrs. Lima made the cake. Our theme was Hollywood so she cut a little piece off the cake and made a beautiful red carpet. The cake was lovely. After that we had a presentation at the staff meeting. Each of us had to talk about some problems that we might have to change in the future years here at LaPerche. All Of the teachers loved it. That is all we have for step up, check out some pictures!