CES celebrates busy week of festivities

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By Tonya Townsend

It was a busy week at Chiefland Elementary School during National Red Ribbon Week.

The theme was “Your Future is Key, So stay Drug Free!!"

Students and staff participated in dress-up days to bring awareness to drug prevention. A poster contest was held for grades 3-5, and a coloring contest for PreK through second grade. A special thanks goes to staff members Cheryl Tindale and Lisa Campbell for heading up all the week’s activities.

On Tuesday, the Chiefland Rotary Club, along with the Interact Club from Chiefland Middle High School, painted pinkies purple for polio awareness. Students paid one dollar to paint their pinkies purple. The money raised helped to pay for polio vaccines.

The Peanut Federation partnered with CES to bring the “Food to Table” presentation to our students for the purpose of educating students on local agriculture. They committed to coming to the school two days each month to present the program. CES is very fortunate to have this opportunity. Students participated in several activities and even made a healthy snack with peanut butter. A special thank you goes to Deborah Tannenbaum and Laura Goss for sharing their knowledge with us.

And to top off the week, Friday was the annual PTO Fall Festival. Special thank yous go to our PTO volunteers for another family fun night! Students enjoyed dunking Mrs. Gore, Ms. Redd and Ms. Dale in the dunking booth, while winning prizes, candy and goldfish! Thank you to all of the teachers, staff, and parent volunteers that also helped make this event successful!