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St. John’s Fun Day wraps up school year


by Sylene Argent

To give students a chance to wrap up the school year on an exciting note, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Elementary School in Woodslee hosted its annual Fun Day last Friday afternoon.

  Angela Divitaris, Chairperson of the school’s Parent Council, said this was the first time the annual event has been hosted since the pandemic began, making it the first time many of the school’s students were able to enjoy the fun-filled afternoon of outdoor activities.

  Libro Credit Union provided St. John the Evangelist’s Parent Council with a grant that allowed for the purchase of supplies to host the Fun Day for the students.

  The special day began with a mass at the church, which welcomed the students’ parents and family members to join. The day away from regular studies then proceeded with a hot dog lunch. The students then headed outdoors, where the older children led their younger peers through four stations of activities that challenged them to work as a team, while completing obstacles or challenges.

  “We want to give the kids a fun day,” Divitaris said, noting it is a bit of a community event as members of Libro and the students’ family members were invited to participate. “Everybody comes together to make the day fun for the kids. It is sheer excitement for them.”