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June 22, 2010 > Olympic Day at Glenmoor Elementary

Olympic Day at Glenmoor Elementary

By Kimberly Wiegand
Photos By William Mancebo

Glenmoor Elementary celebrated their annual Olympic Day event on June 16, a tradition of over 20 years. Each class from Kindergarten through 6th represented a country, and carried their flags to the Opening Ceremony at 8:50 a.m. Many students got into the spirit by dressing in togas, wearing headbands, hats, necklaces, and hand-decorated t-shirts.

Volunteers, comprised of Glenmoor parents and former teachers, led the many activities, which were separated by grade level. The students rotated with their class to each activity, ranging from the familiar such as the Water Balloon Toss and Three Legged Race, to the not so familiar Fly Swat (hitting balloons with a fly swatter). Many games required teamwork. For instance, the Big Ball Relay involved two groups of students carrying a giant ball by holding hands and only using their backs. And many games were just plain wet, such as the Water Cup Relay and Splish Splash Dash, where students carried bowls with holes over their heads.

Other activities included Bowling, 50 Yard Dash, Potato Sack Race, and Soccer Relay. Glenmoor students had a blast as they raced, pulled, danced, splashed, kicked, and bowled through the day's activities.

At 11:25 a.m., the students gathered once again for the Closing Ceremonies, which ended with a rousing cheer. No medals were awarded, but a lot of fun was had by all!

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