St. Patrick’s Day was cause for celebration at the lower school. On the afternoon of March 17, students in grades 4-5 had some Irish fun during their monthly spirit assembly. Celebrating Irish-American culture, the annual event was sponsored by the Spirit/Service Club and held outdoors on the playground, blacktop and fields.
Homeroom teachers had previously encouraged the students to come dressed with as much green spirit as possible, with each classroom electing the student most passionate about St. Patrick’s Day to participate in a contest at the assembly. Students also were instructed to “search the usual places for hidden shamrocks before school and during morning recess.” The fourth and fifth graders had a blast hunting for shamrocks on the playground and in the hallways and lobbies of the gym building before turning them in to their homeroom teachers for additional spirit points.
After the assembly, the students continued to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by enthusiastically participating in a range of themed activities, including dancing the freeze jig, stealing the leprechaun’s gold, jump roping as leaping leprechauns, navigating a four-leaf clover obstacle course, playing a luck of the Irish bingo game and more.