PTA throws AES students a Fall Fest

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Fall Festival at the AES also had an entertainer in the gym. He made balloon animals and swords for the children. They also gave the children some room to play in the gym and outside on the playground.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The PTA hosted a costume contest and parade during the Fall Festival at the AES. The child pictured won for best overall costume. The PTA had other contests, such as best super hero and cartoon costumes.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The students also participated in a pumpkin decorating contest. The children and family members decorated pumpkins and brought them in to be displayed in the school. The art teachers judged the best pumpkin on the following Monday.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The AES PTA organized a number of games in the gymnasium for the students to play. The game pictured asked the children to spin a wheel for prize..


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Elementary School's PTA gave the families of students a Fall Festival to celebrate Halloween and the autumn season on Oct. 26. Bethany Martinez, the AES PTA president, said they wanted to give the children a safe environment and after school event where the parents could be involved.


The Austintown Elementary School PTA hosted a Fall Festival for the students on Oct. 26 at the school.

Bethany Martinez, the AES PTA president, organized the event to have a parade, costume contest and games.

Martinez said that the students do not get to do too many after school activities at the elementary level, so they wanted to plan a fun night for the students to get together. Since the school does not have a fall festival during the school day, the PTA thought they should create one. She said the event had parent participation and created a safe environment for the children.

The children could get concessions and baked goods in the cafeteria and play games in the gymnasium. The gymnasium had an open space for the children to play. The PTA had their own carnival games set up, such as a game where the children spin a wheel to determine what prize they win. They also hired an entertainer to make balloon animals.

Along with playing in the gym, the students could go to the playground and play there.

All the children dressed up to walk in a costume parade, which ended in the cafeteria for a costume contest. The PTA gave out a number of costume awards, such as best science fiction costume and best princess as well as the usual first, second and third place.

The PTA also displayed a number of pumpkins in the cafeteria and in the halls. The families bought and decorated the pumpkins and brought them into the school for display. The school also had a contest with pumpkins, where the art teachers at the school judged the pumpkins at the start of the following week.

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