;

Granby Elementary welcomes families with back to school picnic

Granby Kindergarten teacher, Terry Van Buren, gets soaked by a well-placed water balloon thrown by third grader, Kieran O’Hanlon, in the red shirt at the center of the photo. Students could buy two water balloons for $1.00 and toss them at Van Buren, who was a great sport, to raise money for the school yearbook. The balloon toss was one of many fun activities available for students and their families at the Granby Elementary School back to school picnic.
Granby Kindergarten teacher, Terry Van Buren, gets soaked by a well-placed water balloon thrown by third grader, Kieran O’Hanlon, in the red shirt at the center of the photo. Students could buy two water balloons for $1.00 and toss them at Van Buren, who was a great sport, to raise money for the school yearbook. The balloon toss was one of many fun activities available for students and their families at the Granby Elementary School back to school picnic.

Students and their family members were treated to a special back to school celebration and picnic at Granby Elementary School recently.

Madelyn, left, and Julianne Delano, right, enjoy their hot dogs on the curb during the Granby Elementary School back to school picnic. Madelyn, who is in 2nd grade at the school, attended the event with her sister and parents. The picnic allowed families to come together as a community to celebrate the start of a new school year.
Madelyn, left, and Julianne Delano, right, enjoy their hot dogs on the curb during the Granby Elementary School back to school picnic. Madelyn, who is in 2nd grade at the school, attended the event with her sister and parents. The picnic allowed families to come together as a community to celebrate the start of a new school year.

The carnival atmosphere included two bouncy house activities, music, dancing, food, a book giveaway and an opportunity to drench a teacher with water balloons to raise money for the school yearbook.

The well-attended event allowed families to come together as a community at the school to celebrate the start of the new school year.

Principal Heather Perry greeted visitors and students were eager to introduce family members and guests to Ms. Perry.

Granby’s Parent Teacher Group (PTG) organized the event that also included a special book giveaway, allowing every student attending to select a free book to take home.

Granby Kindergarten teacher Terry Van Buren was a good sport as students paid $1 for the chance to toss two water balloons in an attempt to soak her on a beautiful warm evening.

The money raised will be used for the color Granby Elementary Yearbook.

For more information about the Granby PTG, contact the school at 593-5480.

MacKenzie Coant, right, and her mother Kimmi, left, look over the selection of books available for free at the Granby Elementary School back to school picnic.
MacKenzie Coant, right, and her mother Kimmi, left, look over the selection of books available for free at the Granby Elementary School back to school picnic.