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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Third-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School celebrated the school’s annual Fun in the Sun Day on April 18.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Third-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School enjoyed push-ups as a special treat from the PTA to celebrate the school’s annual Fun in the Sun Day on April 18.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A group of Hilltop Elementary School third-grade students enjoyed a picnic-style lunch during the school’s annual Fun in the Sun Day on April 18.

By ABBY SLANKER

aslanker@vindy.com

With a lot of sunshine outside, Hilltop Elementary School students celebrated the school’s annual Fun in the Sun Day inside on April 18.

Fun in the Sun Day is a celebration of spring that takes place 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, swim trunks, skirts and dresses and accessorized with Hawaiian leis, straw hats, sun hats, baseball hats, bucket hats, sandals, sunglasses, visors and several girls wore tropical flowers in their hair.

The students celebrated spring with a picnic-style lunch in the cafeteria, during which the tables were taken away and 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 PTA.

As part of the celebration, the students were ushered into the gym where a dance party was waiting for them with music by D.J. Mike, also provided by the PTA.

Each grade level had a half an hour to dance to several popular songs chosen by the D.J. and also by request from the students. The students danced to “Shout” and “Cupid Shuffle” and did the Cha Cha Slide, Baby Shark dance and Fortnite dances. They also formed a conga line and wound their way around the gym.

Several PTA volunteers helped with each grade level’s lunch and dance party.

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