BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOLS | CONTRIBUTED FIELD DAY: During the second week of May, colorful flags were seen flying in the soccer fields behind Eastern Elementary School where students were participating in their annual “Field Day” event hosted by Eastern’s PTA and Joanie Kellum, the physical education teacher.  Each grade level had their very own day for this special event.  Tuesday, May 6 was set aside for Kindergarten; Wednesday, May 7 for First Grade.  Each year, “Field Day” is held in May in conjunction with National Sports and Physical Education Month. Students participated in ten different relay races and were paired against another class of the same grade level. Parents, classmates and teachers were there to cheer for the boys and girls. Washington High School students were there to assist and cheer on the students, as well.  Cheering took place at the following events:  Egg and Spoon Relay, Eager Beaver Running Relay, Balloon Pop Relay, Sack Race Relay, Face to Face Relay, Hula Hoop Roll Relay, Carry and Fetch Relay, Hoppity Hop Relay, Over and Under Relay and the Kangaroo Relay. After each event ribbons were presented to the classes and teachers displayed them on their classroom doors for all to see. The PTA treated the children to water and an ice pop after field day.  Each child also received a participation ribbon and sticker presented by their classroom teacher that read, “Eastern Elementary School Field Day, Everyone’s a Winner!”  Good sportsmanship was the main focus of the event and the “Good Sportsmanship Award” was presented to all classes at the end of each day by Kellum.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOLS | CONTRIBUTED
FIELD DAY: During the second week of May, colorful flags were seen flying in the soccer fields behind Eastern Elementary School where students were participating in their annual “Field Day” event hosted by Eastern’s PTA and Joanie Kellum, the physical education teacher. Each grade level had their very own day for this special event. Tuesday, May 6 was set aside for Kindergarten; Wednesday, May 7 for First Grade. Each year, “Field Day” is held in May in conjunction with National Sports and Physical Education Month. Students participated in ten different relay races and were paired against another class of the same grade level. Parents, classmates and teachers were there to cheer for the boys and girls. Washington High School students were there to assist and cheer on the students, as well. Cheering took place at the following events: Egg and Spoon Relay, Eager Beaver Running Relay, Balloon Pop Relay, Sack Race Relay, Face to Face Relay, Hula Hoop Roll Relay, Carry and Fetch Relay, Hoppity Hop Relay, Over and Under Relay and the Kangaroo Relay. After each event ribbons were presented to the classes and teachers displayed them on their classroom doors for all to see. The PTA treated the children to water and an ice pop after field day. Each child also received a participation ribbon and sticker presented by their classroom teacher that read, “Eastern Elementary School Field Day, Everyone’s a Winner!” Good sportsmanship was the main focus of the event and the “Good Sportsmanship Award” was presented to all classes at the end of each day by Kellum.

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Eastern Elementary Field Day

Published 8:46pm Thursday, May 22, 2014

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