La Verendrye School wrapped up a Spirit Week with many themes this past Halloween Monday.
The school's Spirit Week started on October 25th and ran until the 31st, with each day seeing kids dress up as something different.
- October 25th- Pyjama Day
- October 26th- Character Day
- October 27th- Twin Day
- October 28th- Dress Like Your Favourite teacher
- October 31st- Halloween
Jennifer Ethans, a Grade 6 teacher at La Verendrye, explains that the whole week was planned by Grade 6, 7 and 8 students within a peer leaders club.
"We meet once a week at lunch, and we came up with the idea of doing a spirit week for the week leading up to Halloween so that we could get more student involvement and build that school pride."
As a part of the week, students were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item daily for the Portage foodbank and, in exchange, they would be entered to win a whole day with a teacher of their choice.
"So, the more food they brought in, the more tickets they got," says Ethans.
Students ended up bringing in 160 items for the Salvation Army as a part of the food drive associated with the week.
The educator notes that it was really lovely to have such a week, especially after not being able to facilitate anything like this the last couple of years due to COVID-19.
"It's a really good way to start building that connection again, and get the students get involved. Everyone was excited, and it was just a really good way to show school and community pride."
La Verendrye finished off their Halloween and Spirit Week festivities with a Grade 6, 7 and 8 Sock Hop Monday afternoon.