Food, Fun, and Friendly Faces at Back-to-School Night
On September 1st, many of us had the wonderful experience of meeting with teachers, administrators, and other UTVA students at the back-to-school night event. There was something delicious for everyone to eat: ice-cream sandwiches, cake, popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy. We all enjoyed fun activities like face-painting, bubble balls, and karaoke. It was fun to meet all of the teachers of different grades, and I enjoyed watching them doing a fun dance. Looks like it’s going to be a wonderful 2016-2017 school-year here at UTVA! -Amanda, UTVA Ambassador
To view some fun highlights of back-to-school night, click on this video:
Everyone knows what Halloween is, but do we know how it came to be? Halloween dates back to the Celtic festival of Samhain two thousand years ago. The Celts marked this day as the end of the harvest and coming of winter and believed that the boundaries between life and death were weakened. To ward off the ghosts, they would dress up, light bonfires, and do dances and make lots of noise to scare them off. Years later, when Irish immigrants came over to the U.S., they helped combine the U.S. and Irish (Celtic) traditions and popularized it to what we know today as Halloween. -Keturah, UTVA Ambassador
"I was three years old when my mother made me a tinker-bell costume. I wore my homemade tinker-bell costume for over 4 years and went trick-or-treating with my parents and my brother. My parents would always try to keep me and my brother with them when we went trick-or-treating. Before my family and I went trick-or-treating, I would always fill my pillow case with my brother’s toy cars. Then when we went to houses, I would try to sell my brother’s cars to the neighbors."-Morgan, UTVA Ambassador
"Growing up, I was always the kid that was too absorbed in books and fantasy to really pay much attention to the public or to other students. Anytime I answered a question, it usually involved a reference to either Harry Potter or Terry Brooks. I was the student that sat up front in English and History but in the back in Math and Science. Because of this, I was what the others called an introvert. I didn't play with them on the playground at recess; instead, I sat inside at my desk reading. In the halls, people would push me and make me drop my books so they could step on them. No one wanted to be my friend." -Montana, UTVA Ambassador
It is time for the October Outing! Information can be found by going here: utvahs.weebly.com/clubs--student-activities.html. We can't wait to see you there!
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