It’s been a busy December, but students and staff in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District still managed to find some time for fun this holiday season.
Yennadon Elementary got into the spirit with a gingerbread house contest. Staff divided into groups to create the delicious structures and students were expected to vote on their favourite.
Artwork was also a big part of the festivities at Yennadon, where a contest was held for best door decorations in the school, with winners chosen in the primary, intermediate and Annex categories.
A door-decorating contest was also held at Eric Langton Elementary, put on by student leaders. Judging was expected to wrap up on Friday, with awards given to classes with the most creative, festive, colour, and unique doors in the school.
The competition was just one holiday-themed event at ELE, which held a holiday-clothing day and a pajama day in December.
Highland Park Elementary students received a visit from the Grinch on the last day of school before the winter break. Principal Brandy McIntyre said the school held many festive and fun Grinch-themed events in the final week of December.
The Grinch was not the only celebrity to visit a School District 42 classroom this month.
At Alexander Robinson, R2D2 and a Stormtrooper TC-1588 arrived to hand out candy canes and support students in their holiday fundraising efforts.