By ABBY SLANKER
Hilltop Elementary School students were dressed to the nines for the school’s annual Fun in the Sun Day on April 13. Fun in the Sun Day is a celebration of spring that takes place every year during each grade level’s lunch period the day before spring break begins.
The students dressed in bright, tropical clothes and accessories, as if they were enjoying a day at the beach, to celebrate the special day. Students wore brightly-colored shirts, shorts and skirts and accessorized with Hawaiian leis, straw hats, sandals, sunglasses, sun hats, visors, ball caps and many girls wore tropical flowers in their hair.
The students celebrated spring with a picnic-style lunch in the cafeteria, during which students spread out beach towels and blankets they had brought from home.
After they were finished with their lunch, the students were treated to push-ups provided by the school’s PTO.
As part of the celebration, instead of going outside for recess, the students were ushered into the gym where a dance party was waiting for them with music by D.J. Rick Comray, also provided by the PTO.
Each grade level had a half an hour to dance to several popular songs chosen by the DJ and also by request from the students. Several PTO volunteers helped with each grade level’s lunch and dance party.