A Spirited Halloween at Seattle Academy! Students Celebrate Together via Zoom
Halloween shifted in 2020, due to the pandemic and social distancing. On Friday, October 30, Seattle Academy’s Upper and Middle School Coordinators and the Parent Association partnered together to bring Halloween fun to our students on Zoom. Upper School students participated in an advisory costume competition, and a game of Spooky Bingo filling in Halloween shapes on the board to win. And what’s Halloween without some good ghost stories? The Parent Association sponsored one hour of spooky ghost storytelling by Jeff Belanger, author, paranormal investigator, and Emmy-award winning host/writer/producer of New England Legends on PBS and Amazon Prime.
Middle School students enjoyed a virtual pumpkin carving contest sponsored by the Parent Association and facilitated by coordinators. The Parent Association collaborated with QFC stores in Bellevue, Capitol Hill, Northgate, and Renton to offer free pumpkins to Middle School families. Students in grades 6 through 8 started their pumpkin carving together on Zoom at lunchtime on Friday. They had until 3:00 PM on Saturday, Halloween, to submit photos of their jack-o-lanterns to advisors via Schoology. Students were celebrated for their participation and creativity with four prizes awarded per grade. Middle School faculty served as judges recognizing student carvings for things like most creative, spookiest, most SAAS inspired, and best classic/minimalist pumpkin.
Special thanks to the SAAS Parent Association and to our dedicated faculty and staff for bolstering the Halloween spirit and sense of community for students in these socially distanced times. All in all, a good time was had by all!