Stonewall Flanders Elementary celebrates 100th day of school

Stonewall Flanders Elementary School hosted a fun competition between teachers and administrators to celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 8.

Cheers and excitement filled the school’s gym as Stonewall Flanders Counselor Joseph Manjarrez introduced the two teams going head to head in the friendly competition: Principal Dr. Traci Smith’s team “Smith’s Superstars” and Academic Dean Kristy Suarez’s “Suarez’s Smashers.”

The event kicked off with a hilarious relay where each team raced to change clothes and dress like a woman. The kids loved every minute of it and cheered for their favorite team.

Next, the teachers and administrators became human bowling balls as they got on scooters and got pushed across the gym floor to knock down big bowling pins.

The last challenge was an obstacle course that included flips, hula hoops and shooting a basketball. Loud cheers erupted every time a teacher and administrator scored. Ultimately, the competition ended in a tie!

“This year, the staff decided to do something different for the kiddos to have some fun,” Manjarrez said. “We let the kids come in and watch their teachers do some silly things, so they can release some stress and energy because they have been working so hard this year.”

Dr. Smith agreed and said, “Allowing this small break in the routine is an easy decision when you see their faces at the event. The children really enjoyed it, they saw their teachers, paras and administrators in a different light.”

The staff who didn’t participate also enjoyed it as they laughed and cheered along every challenge.

“What a wonderful idea. I had a great time. I haven’t laughed that hard in such a long time. I wonder how many calories I burned, thank you for a nice afternoon here at SWF,” Teacher Mary Acosta said.

In honor of the 100th day, the school also participated in Olive Garden’s national campaign “Pasta for Pennies” benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The school asked students to bring 100 pennies and collected a total of $160! The money raised through student contributions supports leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient services.

Way to go, Stonewall Flanders Elementary!

 Stonewall Flanders Elementary celebrates 100th day of school

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