By Ali G.
Labor Day usually is known as a weekend of parties and goofing off, some time away from the grind of daily life, before beginning a new year at school or work. At The Family Foundation School, the new semester already began in August, so Labor Day weekend simply served as a short respite from the hard work we’ve already begun.
Our weekend was carefully planned by Paul Geer, a man who wears many hats along with FFS Choral Director. As events coordinator for many of our special occasions, including last Halloween’s Harry Potter-themed bash, and last New Years’ Eve’s murder mystery party, he has developed quite a gift for making the days fun and exciting.
This Labor Day weekend, we kicked off with an outdoor showing of this summer’s biggest blockbuster, The Hunger Games, a Family School first, complete with popcorn, chips and sodas for all. Saturday, we enjoyed a laser tag tournament, a cards tournament, and a high-stress volleyball tournament. The victors held their heads high as we went into Saturday night, a bingo game including the entire student body. Prizes such as real maple syrup, candy, chocolate milk and water bottles went out to the lucky winners. Sunday was a laid-back day, continuing laser tag, and enjoying our normal 12-step meeting at night. Monday, of course, was the biggest day of the weekend, and we got to experience the blessing of an elaborate carnival, moved inside the gym due to less than stellar weather. The carnival spoke for itself without the sunshine though, complete with games, a bouncy house, a dunk tank and a blow-up jousting rink. We also enjoyed snow cones, cotton candy, nachos, hot dogs and hot pretzels.
It was the perfect end to a fun and relaxing weekend!