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Mad Hatter party rewards students

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From the outside it looks like just another of the portables at Chiefland Elementary School.
But the No. 10 portable is a special place with lavender curtains and pretty teacups in formal settings on a long table covered with a tablecloth and decorated for an afternoon party.
No desks are in sight.
Instead, about 30 fourth grade students at Chiefland Elementary School are taking a break after doing good on their practice tests for the writing portion of the FCAT — Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
There's a fellow with long hair, funny clothing and a large hat walking around pouring "tea" while a large white rabbit with a watch keeps an eye on students eating cupcakes. And talking to each child is a person resembling Alice in Wonderland.
It's the annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party where students are rewarded for putting in a lot of work and scoring high on the practice writing exam.
The Mad Hatter is played by Assistant Principal Bob Lowyns, Alice is portrayed by Principal Patrice McCully and the White Rabbit is played by Maura Ciasulli.

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