Nice Work, BFIS! You really pulled together to throw an AMAZING Halloween Party!
Sure, the weather was tricky, but working with everyone was a real treat for the PTA.
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who offered to help decorate–even when their times were changed, rescheduled and canceled. Thank you to everyone who showed up to decorate–we couldn’t have hung all those cobwebs without you!
Thanks also to the amazing parents who volunteered to work at the event–selling food, selling tickets, running games, managing the bar and grill–we couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you to the Middle and High School students who gave up an evening to help make this night a success–our elementary kids had a blast playing games and getting scared in the Haunted House. Even more recognition goes to the members of the High School Student Council–who planned costumes and learned lines weeks ahead of time.
Thank you to the teachers who trustingly gave us access to their classrooms–giving up an afternoon of their prep-time so we could set up for the party. We hope we successfully removed the skeletons, spiders and candy from your floors!
Thanks especially to the art department–who created dozens of terrifying tombstones and some delightfully spooky murals. More importantly, they cleared out their entire classroom a day ahead of time–so we could have the inside space to run nine carnival games!
Thank you to the administration for being flexible and agreeable as the weather turned threatening and annoying. Developing Plan “I” (Inside) took some creative thinking and sacrifice from everyone.
Thank you to the custodial staff, who worked side-by-side the PTA all Friday, solving last-minute logistical problems.
Thank you to the Technology Department, who moved computers out of classrooms and made sure that our spooky music was piped throughout the school.
Thank you to the security staff, who stood outside in the pouring rain making sure that we could park safely and enjoy a secure event.
Thank you to the cleaning staff, who worked diligently during the party–and who also spent six hours the next day cleaning floors, desks, walls, bathrooms and more.
Thanks to the parents, who moved through the evening with smiles on their faces, despite the weather, warmth and crowds.
Finally, thanks to the kids of BFIS, whose enjoyment of the party made it all worthwhile!