Although the 2020-21 school year has been anything but normal the staff at Cardozo Middle School has made it a priority to keep the learning flowing as well as the fun. This past Friday, CMS staff hosted Eagletoberfest for all students in grades 6 through 8. The drive by event was held in front of the school for about an hour as staff passed out over 200 goodie bags filled with treats for students.
Teachers and administrators dressed up and decorated tables that were displayed in front of the school for the table decorating competition. Students were able to vote for their favorite table as they drove by and pick up their treats.
There were 10 tables in the competition that were decorated in different themes. Table 6 was victorious in winning the competition. The sixth grade math teachers at Table 6 told jokes during the drive thru event.
“In my original plan, staff would decorate a table and have lunch as the families drove by and/or would leave one or two in the group at the table, but the staff really went all out,” stated Assistant Principal Eduina Azevedo. “The table decorations were amazing, they had different themes, staff were dressed up to match their theme: some dressed up for Day of the Dead, some as Harry Potter characters, others were Grim Reapers, bloody patients, nurses, and doctors in the ER, one group created a sort of House of Horrors, and the math group dressed up as numbers. They brought candy, they waved at the families, and tried to see and talk to as many of their students as they could, even if just from a distance. Everyone seemed to have an amazing time.”
Azevedo expressed that staff, students and families were excited to attend the event as they got to see each other and celebrate the holiday that was not so traditional this year.
She said, “Students had the biggest smiles and parents even commented that we made their Halloween so much better than they’d expected.”
The goody bags were filled with chips, fruit roll-ups, trinkets, drug-free awareness pencils, bracelets, and coupons to FunWorks.
The kids were encouraged to dress up for the event and some participated wearing superhero costumes, dinosaurs, witches, sports fans, animals, pirates and more.
“The highlight of the event, for staff, was seeing their students, some of them for the first time, and also being able to do something special for the community and the CMS families,” noted Azevedo.