Each year Washington Elementary celebrates its students with a Student Appreciation Week.
Because of the closure of school, this year's celebration looked a little different from celebrations in years past. This year the students were treated to a treat from Dairy Queen, an Eat 'n Park Smiley Cookie and a parade through their neighborhood, featuring the Washington staff, decorating their cars to wave, honk their horns and tell their students how much they love and miss them.
"The last few months have been difficult and unprecedented for most individuals, and the staff at Washington Elementary wants you to know that we continue to work to support both you and your children,” said Principal Mr. Pearson
in a letter to students’ families. “As we move into the final stretch of the school year, our hope is to maintain the strong bond that exists between the staff and our precious student body.
“I hope that our attempt to share goodwill lightens your day and puts a smile on your child’s face. On behalf of the staff at Washington Elementary we wish you all the best and look forward to seeing each of you again very soon.”
It was a beautiful, sunny May day for this event. Bookending the parade were two fire engines from the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company. Please click here
to see some photos from the parade. Please click here
to read a story that appeared in The Almanac.