Father-son night full of treasures


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Parker Gromen (left) and his father, Paul, were on the green team for the treasure hunt at the father-son night at Poland Union Elementary School March 26.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Shown, from left, (front) are Dominic Pagan, J.P. Genova, Nico Genova, Leo Carbon; (back) Marshall Yelkin, Jack Pepperney, Nate Williams, and Paten Mrakovich, under the Buccaneer Cafe sign at Poland Union Elementary School March 26.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.PTO members Paula Hayes (left) and Carol D'Alesio were in charge of giving directions to the father-son pairs at Poland Union Elementary School's father-son night March 26.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.This year's theme for the father-son night at Poland Union Elementary School was pirates. Showing off their pirate gear are, from left, (front) Aiden Davis, Antonio D'Alesio, Jacob Hayes; (back) Reed Davis, Jack Vrant, Nathan Hayes, and Carmen D'Alesio.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Bob (left) and Matthew Lilak waited for instruction on the treasure hunt during the father-son night at Poland Union Elementary School March 26.



Poland Union Elementary School hosted a special night just for fathers and sons March 26. Union, with the help of the PTO, offers this night every year with a different theme and activities.

“This year’s theme is pirates,” said Paula Hayes, a PTO representative. “All the boys and their dads are dressing up like pirates. They get a bandana in their choice of color and an eye patch. To take the pirate theme even further, the boys can also dress up with a mustache and there are temporary tattoos, as well.”

Fathers and their sons were assigned a color group, named after famous pirates, like Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow, and Blackbeard, to compete in the treasure hunt, which ranged throughout the school. Prizes for the treasure hunt included candy and toys to share.

“There are six different clues throughout the school,” said Hayes. “Each group gets its own shot at solving the clues and claiming the treasure.

Some of the clues include mini prizes, as well, but others are just clues.”

For those groups waiting to try their luck at solving the clues, there were many different games set up to play and snacks were available at the “Buccaneer Cafe,” also known as the cafeteria.

“The students have been so excited to get ready for this and to spend time with their fathers. Everyone is going to have fun,” said Hayes.

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