Newburgh - Students, teachers and parents at the Pre-K Center at Washington Street wouldn’t let the rain dampen their spirits recently on Field Day. According to Principal Joan Goudy-Crosson, it was decided to bring the fun indoors. An inflatable bounce house was set up in the gymnasium for students to climb, bounce, and slide on. In addition, other outdoor activities were set up in the gym such as hop scotch, slides, and tunnels.
In the hallways, parent-volunteers created works of art on the student’s faces at a face painting booth. Popular face-art this year included Batman, princesses, dogs, and hearts. Down another hallway, parent-volunteers read books to the students and then the children had the opportunity to stand with their favorite princess or character.
Earlier in the week, students took part in "Bubble Day", a school picnic, "Ice Cream Sundae Day", and "Hat Day" according to Goudy-Crosson. The event was designed to celebrate all of the hard work that the students have accomplished over the past school year. In addition, the week was the second event held to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pre-K in Newburgh. The event was made possible thanks to the PTG (Parent Teacher Group). The students and parents fundraised over the course of year by selling candy, holding book fairs, and other events according to Doreen Szeli one of the organizers for the festivities.