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Fall family event reins in fun

Published on October 21, 2017 12:01AM

Athena School District Superintendent Laure Quaresma watches in amazement as Grant Waldher, 5, operates a candy catapult during the Oct. 12 Fall Family Fun Night at Athena Elementary School.

Photo contributed by Jane Waldher

Athena School District Superintendent Laure Quaresma watches in amazement as Grant Waldher, 5, operates a candy catapult during the Oct. 12 Fall Family Fun Night at Athena Elementary School.

Athena-Weston School District students of all ages enjoy the Fall Family Fun Night held Oct. 12 at  Elementary School.

Photo contributed by Jane Waldher

Athena-Weston School District students of all ages enjoy the Fall Family Fun Night held Oct. 12 at Elementary School.

Megan Bryan, Athena Elementary School first grade teacher, helps Family Fun Night attendees experiment with glue and liquid starch to make slime during the Oct. 12  event at the school.

Photo contributed by Jane Waldher

Megan Bryan, Athena Elementary School first grade teacher, helps Family Fun Night attendees experiment with glue and liquid starch to make slime during the Oct. 12 event at the school.


Despite drizzling rain, forcing a move to indoors, the Athena Elementary Partners In Education group deemed the Fall Family Fun Night a success.

With more than 200 people in attendance and 50 volunteers, the Oct. 12 event raised $1,000 for the family of Quincy Stanford. The Athena first grader is battling leukemia. In addition, Athena PIE president Jane Waldher said the event provided a fun opportunity for parents, teachers and community members to connect.

The evening offered fun games centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Among the favorite activities were an egg drop, a slime-making station and a candy catapult.

After watching 5-year-old Grant Waldher, Athena School District Superintendent Laure Quaresma joined in on the fun. She engineering a candy catapult, gaining assistance from students in Molly Betts’ third grade class on how to accurately project her candy towards the target.

For more about the Athena PIE, contact Waldher at janec1981@hotmail.com.





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