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Nibley Park staff tell kids to ‘have a great summer!’ with a parade

Jul 13, 2020 13h32 ● By Jerilyn Langston Toro

Nibley Park held a parade and celebration for students, faculty and volunteers. (Jerilyn Langston Toro/City Journals)

By Jerilyn Langston Toro | [email protected]

So, it is the end of the 2019/2020 school year for students and faculty at Nibley Park Elementary school. Because there were social distancing guidelines to follow, the faculty created a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year.  

Every year Nibley Park holds a celebration for K-8 students, faculty, and volunteers to end the school year and kick off the summer break. Field Day is a tradition that many look forward to every year. Aside from being rained out, there have not been many field days canceled.   

This school year is one for the record books. It was a celebration unlike any held in the past.  This year instead of the students competing during a three-legged race or participating in team building activities, they looked from their front room windows and waved to their teachers as they passed by their home. Other students greeted the faculty with signs and cheers as they arrived at the school. 

The teachers didn’t want to leave the end of the school year without expressing their gratitude for students working hard while in quarantine. All faculty members of Nibley Park Elementary were a part of a parade that was escorted by the local police and fire department around the school’s boundaries. The teachers decorated their cars with balloons and streamers to wish each student a safe and fun summer.  

Even though it was a small celebration compared to the big field day event students are used to everyone enjoyed cheering their teachers on for their hard work this year. The parents and teachers are looking forward to holding a field day again because it provides students with valuable lessons on team building and developing self esteem. Students look forward to it because it is fun to spend the day outside with friends playing games.

One thing is for sure, Nibley Park Elementary faculty want to wish everyone a fun and safe summer and they are looking forward to seeing everyone next year.