The Academy has "Spirit Day" every so often. Miss Sarah Dunn, our high school History & English teacher (as well as the leader of the Ukelele Club), says it beautifully:
"Around here we have a little tradition. It’s called “Spirit Day.” Every quarter, a day is chosen on which all students and teachers are obliged to show their immense enthusiasm for Education and Community and Creative Expression (within the bounds of propriety, of course) by dressing up according to a chosen theme. Using available resources, you create the best costume you can and come to school dressed in said costume on the chosen day. Then, during school devotions (8:00 to 8:25, give or take), you show off your costume to a roomful of impressed students and parents. We take pictures, congratulate each other on our collective creativity and devastating sense of style, and then get on with our day. Nursery and Preschool students are most heartily welcome to join us, although we are gathering a little earlier than you may be accustomed to coming to school. And yes, you read that right—parents are definitely invited to come and be impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of our marvelous Academy. Feel free to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’. Take pictures. Applaud our fine accomplishments in haberdashery."
So this past Friday was the first "Spirit Day" of the school year. The theme was "My Favourite Character." Students and teachers came dressed as (you may have guessed it!) their favourite character....thought you might like to see the Cash Kids' selections.
Bob the Tomato
|She had a green sprout of hair...but you can't really tell|
|Mrs. Herma was dressed as one of the bears that she is holding...her mom makes them and sends them to the patients on board.|
|Grade 3: Darth Maul, Captain America & the tree from "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" (well done, Mrs. Denise!)|
|all sorts of creative characters here....|
Surely there will be more to come