In the week leading up to Halloween, Harborfields students have been busy planting pumpkin seeds, packing goodie bags, designing monsters and dressing up as their favorite spooky characters.
At Washington Drive Primary School, elementary students participated in a “Pumpkin Seed Toss” on Oct 26, during which grades K-2 planted or tossed “magic” pumpkin seeds onto the school’s pumpkin patch. The seeds magically grew into pumpkins overnight, allowing students to pick their own and decorate them for Halloween.
At Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School, students in Marissa Hillebrand’s class put their computer skills to the test to create monsters using their knowledge of Google Slides. Students wrote about their creations and shared them with their classmates on Oct. 30.
This year, in lieu of the high school’s annual Safe Halloween event, interact club members made over 1,200 goodie bags of Halloween-themed toys to share with elementary students at Washington Drive TJL. On Oct. 30, those students paraded through their schools’ decorated hallways, showcasing their costumes and participating in a non-edible trick-or-treat event.
- TJL1: Harborfields High School students made over 1,200 goodie bags of Halloween toys this year that were delivered to Washington Drive Primary and Thomas J. Lahey students, in lieu of the Interact Club’s annual Safe Halloween event being cancelled due to the pandemic.
- WDPS1: Students at Washington Drive Primary School showcased their Halloween costumes during a socially distanced parade through the school’s hallways.
- WDPS2: Washington Drive Primary School students planted and tossed pumpkin seeds into the school’s gardens on Oct. 26.
Photos courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District