Elizabeth Avenue School Students Enjoy Field Day At FHS

Elizabeth Avenue School’s annual field day for students was held at Franklin High School this year because of construction at the elementary school.

Elizabeth Avenue students got a mini-vacation May 26, when their annual field day festivities had to be moved to Franklin High School.

The move was necessary because of construction going on at the elementary school, school officials said.

The new venue seemed to work out just fine, as the 1st through 4th graders ran around the high school’s football stadium and in the gym, playing games, going on several rides and just generally having fun.

The day was the result of almost a year’s worth of planning by two Elizabeth Avenue gym teachers.

“We knew in June that we were gong to be here because the construction started at our building,” said one of the teachers, Jason Yanchuck. He said he and colleague Stephanie Francis started planning the day in earnest in September.

“From the schedule to the t-shirts, down to reserving everything, we did it,” Francis said.

Activities for the kids included jump rope, gymnastics, tug-of-war and a variety of track-related events, such as relay races and hurdles.

There were also inflatables set up in the gym, where the kids could go on a giant slide or jump around in a romper room.

Rosana Rosario, an EAS 1st Grade teacher, said the day worked out well.

“It’s been really exciting,” she said.

Francis said the annual event is something the students look forward to.

“They ask for it every year, and they’ll talk about it ’till the last day of school,” she said.

“They celebrate the last days of school,” Yanchuck said. “The teachers have fun, the kids have fun.”

Yanchuck also credited the EAS administration, as well as the parent and high school student volunteers who helped with the day.

“We couldn’t have done it without everybody here,” he said.

2017 Elizabeth Avenue School Field Day


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